Work at Aerospacelab

Operations – Satellite Operations Engineer





  • 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.

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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