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Operations – Satellite Operations Engineer

Description

Toulouse or Louvain la Neuve

Full-time

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Our mission is supported by an ambitious vertically integrated approach: design & manufacture of small satellites combined with development of earth observation services.

Since its creation in 2018, the company has already grown substantially. Our team gathers more than 25 engineering expertise, from hardware design to software development & data science.

In 2024, Aerospacelab counts offices in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), Toulouse (France), Lausanne (Switzerland) and US West Coast with more than 200 full-time employees, with the ambition to position itself as the European leader in small satellites.

To strengthen our team in France, we are looking for a :

Satellite Operations Engineer

Duties

  • Participation in all operations phase of Aerospacelab’s CubeSats and SmallSats operations missions,
  • Participation in specification of commissioning and routine operations of satellites,
  • Perform routine and critical real-time spacecraft operations,
  • Participate in operations planning and scheduling processes,
  • Develop, validate and maintain nominal and contingency operations procedures (automated and manual),
  • Develop, validate and maintain operations tools and scripts,
  • Support to design of platform subsystems, payload instruments, on-board software management, satellite simulator and ground segment operations interfaces,
  • Support the definition and development of operations tools and processes,
  • Participation in the production of spacecraft user manuals and procedures,
  • Contribute to the development of operations concepts,
  • Review interface specifications,
  • Perform health and performance trend analysis at system, subsystem and instrument level,
  • Investigate spacecraft anomalies and participate in anomaly resolution process,
  • Participation in the satellite on-call support,
  • Train Junior Satellite Operations Engineers.

 

Must have

  • University degree in a relevant discipline,
  • 2+ years experience in Spacecraft operations engineering,
  • Experience in satellite performance monitoring and reporting,
  • Good knowledge of a scripting language (Python or similar),
  • Good knowledge of satellite subsystems,
  • Fluent in English.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of PUS ECSS standard,
  • Work experience in Python,
  • Experience in the development of satellite ground segment facilities/tools,
  • Knowledge in flight dynamics,
  • Knowledge in SQL databases.

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Why work at Aerospacelab?

You will work on satellites that will fly before your retirement. Be part of the « new space » industry and its challenges. Surround yourself with smart and innovative people. No dumb managers, no stupid tools to use. Take a lot of responsibility if you can handle.
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