Spacecraft Operations Engineer

United Kingdom
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Spacecraft Operations Engineer Cornwall or London This is an exciting time to join this growing satellite telecom services enterprise. They are currently making large new additional investments in satellites, ground stations and communications infrastructure for new markets. With a young fleet and new satellites about to begin new missions, it's exactly the right time to be a part of the satellite operations team. You'll be based in Cornwall in state of the art modern space facilities and surrounded by fantastic countryside and beaches or London at the HQ and engineering heart of the business. Background The company pioneered ka band satellites for a market opportunity of over $11 billion per annum. Their satellites, ground stations and proprietary cloud software deliver unmatched levels of performance, service and resilience. A growing customer base has many of the world's leading telecoms, media companies, & governments Duties and Responsibilities Your tasks will be to support the 24-hour operation of in-orbit satellites, including: - Taking system level responsibility for one or more spacecraft within the fleet; - Mission planning for spacecraft, tasking spacecraft controllers and assisting operations; - Monitoring of spacecraft performance, health and telemetry trending; - Development of ANDs, GRDs, mimics and off-line tools; - Assisting with development, testing and implementation of automated procedure execution; - Support operations development for future missions and projects; - Validate and optimise flight procedures using simulators, test preparation, execution; - Advise on the development and management of operational databases; - Prepare and participate in the system verification tests; - Prepare and participate in simulations campaigns; - Log, investigate and report anomalies during test and simulations campaigns; - Participating in LEOP and commissioning phase operations; - Development & procurement of ground control systems, requirements specification and testing; - Scheduled on-call rota, occasional shift work and occasional UK and foreign travel. Skills & Qualifications - Five years of experience in the field of spacecraft operations; - Knowledge of satellite subsystems; RF communications principles; telemetry, telecommand and ranging standards & protocols. - Development, validation and use of flight operations procedures; - Management and use of dynamic spacecraft simulators and spacecraft operational databases; Desirable - Conversant with any of the following tools e.g. AGI STK, Matlab, Excel Benefits - Excellent progression opportunities - Generous bonus - Season ticket loans - Pension - Private healthcare package - Company pension scheme
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