Spacecraft Operations Engineer

Application deadline
Monday, May 27, 2019
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You will have the opportunity to spacecraft operations engineering support within the Solar System and Exploration Missions department.  

Tasks and Activities
  • Study of Project specific Characteristics and Ground Segment Documentation
  • Preparation of Functional Requirements for the Project dedicated Flight Control Software
  • Participation in the Analysis and Design of Satellite Operations
  • Preparation of Functional Requirements for the Project dedicated Flight Control Ground Facilities
  • Preparation of Flight Control and Contingency Procedures, flight timelines
  • Mission Management and Mission Planning Support Service
  • On-Board Software Maintenance Support Service
  • Production of Project specific Software Validation and Satellite Interface Validation Test (SVT) Procedures, Reports and Participation in SVTs
  • Participation in the System Operations Validation Test (SOV), Training and Simulation Programmes
  • Participation in Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP), commissioning and Mission Critical Operations
  • General Flight Control Support Service
  • Spacecraft Performance Analysis
  • Ground tools testing (mission control system, mission planning system, simulator)
Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • You have knowledge of spacecraft system and subsystem
  • You have experience with ESOC spacecraft operations
  • You are familiar with satellite control systems, in particular SCOS-2000
  • You are able to coordinate with other service providers in operations
  • You are fluent in English.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • You have some experience dealing with external interfaces like ESAC/PIs
  • You are familiar with operational simulators, especially the ones based on SimSat
  • You are familiar with deep space or astronomy missions
  • You are familiar with MOIS 7


Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.


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