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GNC Engineering Intern (Summer 2023)

Terran Orbital Corporation

This is a Full-time position in irvine, CA posted January 3, 2023.

Description

SUMMARY:

Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing and operations in the small satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

Terran Orbital Corporation is seeking talented and motivated individuals for the summer 2023 Space Innovation Internship Program.

The GNC Engineering Intern would be responsible for design, analysis, implementation, and testing of Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) algorithms for spacecraft.

Reporting to the Lead GNC Engineer, the GNC Engineering intern will have demonstrated GNC and software development using MATLAB and Simulink.

Requirements

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, analysis, implementation, and testing of Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) algorithms for spacecraft
  • Develop and maintain high-fidelity 6-DOF simulations with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Vehicle control system architecture sizing and definition
  • Software in the loop and hardware in the loop testing
  • Development concept of operations and participation in mission simulations and mission operations
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS:

  • Entering second year of M.S. in engineering field with concentration in dynamics and control
  • Ability to work full-time, on-site at our Irvine, CA location for a minimum of 10 weeks during summer 2023
  • 3+ months of applied engineering experience (internship, laboratory, and/or team project experience is applicable)
  • Demonstrated GNC and software development using MATLAB and Simulink
  • Strong fundamental understanding of orbital dynamics and classical mechanics
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
  • Passion for the NewSpace industry
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Energy and passion to invent and create new solutions, challenge the status quo and drive positive change
  • Experience with design of spacecraft rendezvous and proximity operations, fault detection/isolation/recovery, flexible body control, Kalman Filtering, MEMS and GPS sensors
  • Hands on experience with small satellites, robotic systems, or similar
  • C++ and Python

Additional Differentiators

  • Ph.D. candidate in dynamics and controls is highly desired
  • Experience with design of spacecraft rendezvous and proximity operations, fault detection/isolation/recovery, flexible body control, Kalman Filtering, MEMS and GPS sensors
  • Hands on experience with small satellites, robotic systems, or similar
  • C++ and Python

Benefits

  • Monthly housing stipend may be available for qualified individuals

ABOUT TERRAN ORBITAL:

Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at? www.terranorbital.com.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (adjust as needed)

This is largely a sedentary role with heavy computer usage. Position may require incumbent to move files, walk around the office, and bend/stand as necessary.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: (adjust as needed)

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

DISCLAIMERS:

To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may also require the possession of an existing United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employees in this job. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this job classification. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

This job description does not alter the “At-Will” nature of the position. Employment with the Company will remain “at-will” unless otherwise stated in a written agreement signed by the President of the Company. This means that either the Company or the employee can terminate the employment at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.

Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected]