Internship/ Design of a reusable launcher main stage (m/f)

Internship Par Airbus
  • Aeronautique / Mécanique
  • Bordeaux
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Internship/ Design of a reusable launcher main stage (m/f)

Internship/ Design of a reusable launcher main stage (m/f)

Airbus Safran Launchers Issac

A 50–50 joint venture established by Airbus Group and Safran, Airbus Safran Launchers brings together all the expertise and assets of these two industry leaders in the fields of civil and military launch vehicles.
Its combination of a unique technological and industrial heritage and the dynamism of a truly passionate workforce is what makes Airbus Safran Launchers what it is today – the world leader in access to space.
With agility embedded right across its business, Airbus Safran Launchers can offer its customers particularly innovative and competitive solutions, striving to boost European space industry to the highest level and guarantee independent access to space.

Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group - comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters - generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

Airbus Safran Launchers (Issac) is looking for an intern for a 6-month internship.

As part of the re-entry vehicles Design Office, you will work on the architecture of the main stage of a reusable launcher.
You will be involved in designing a preliminary concept and in its capacity to fulfil the mission specifications, including the propulsed phase.
Access to space is a highly competitive, growing market, looking to attain a larger panel of consumers in the space industrial world. In this context of reducing launch costs, various reuse strategies are envisaged, involving design studies into re-entry and landing technologies for the subsystems used.
Your internship will focus on the problems of adapting a conventional launcher stage for reuse, by the addition of aerodynamic control surfaces and a landing system for landing accurately, either vertically or horizontally.
You will initially be responsible for contributing to the development of a design optimisation platform for a re-entry vehicle applied to the selected concept:

·  parametric generation of vehicle shapes,
·  generation of the mass and inertia budgets,
·  mission analysis and vehicle design tool coupled with mechanical, aerothermal and trajectory tools.

You will use this platform to develop a stage design loop: adapting the main stage architecture to the functional re-entry requirements, integrating mechanical and thermal atmospheres, MCI and impact on flight qualities in ascending propulsed phase and re-entry phase.
The internship involves significant interaction with the mission analysis, aerothermal and aerodynamic, flight control and thermo-mechanical and thermal analysis services.

This internship will start on 1st March 2017 (subject to some flexibility).

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Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks will be as follows:

·  Proposing preliminary dimensions for a vehicle meeting the specifications for the preferred mission,
·  Applying the "mission and vehicle" design platform to the search for solutions,
·  Developing a detailed architecture for the concept selected to estimate mass and balance variations for the vehicle arising from the addition of re-entry subsystems,
·  Defining a preliminary design (kinematics, selection of materials, structures, thickness of thermal protection, producing a 3D CATIA model) of certain sub-systems specific to reuse, for example, control surfaces/actuators or the landing system, which minimises the need to adapt the stage architecture and structural reinforcement.
·  Assessing the technological maturity of vehicle subsystems and performing the associated risk analysis.

Required skills

You are in the final year of engineering school, completing a Master's or in the 5th year of university, specialising in Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and in particular in Mechanics and Structures.

Ideally, you have initial work experience in this field.

You have knowledge in:

·  Mechanical engineering, aerodynamics, thermal engineering,
·  System engineering,
·  Using CATIA V5.

You have the following qualities:

·  You demonstrate curiosity and a meticulous approach,
·  You are proactive and have good synthesis skills,
·  Your enthusiasm and proactive approach will be useful attributes to meet the challenges involved.

You are a good team player and have excellent interpersonal skills.

English: advanced level,
French: fluent.

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