Internship / Performances SCAO of a telecom constellation in low Earth orbit (m/f)

Stage By Airbus
  • Aeronautic / Mechanic
  • Toulouse
  • To be negotiated


Internship / Performances SCAO of a telecom constellation in low Earth orbit (m/f)

Internship / Performances SCAO of a telecom constellation in low Earth orbit (m/f)

Airbus Defence & Space Toulouse (ex Astrium SL)

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group, formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. This new division is the leading aerospace and defence company in Europe, it represents the second largest company in the space field and is among the ten best international defence companies. It employs some 40,000 people and records a turnover of approximately 14 billion euros per year.

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 Defence and Space (Toulouse) is looking for an intern for a 6 month internship.

Airbus Defence and Space develops the attitude and orbit monitoring system (SCAO) of telecommunication satellite constellations into low Earth orbit. The technical specifications of this mission require to reconsider the satellite developments by seeking an optimal system (for all the satellites of the constellation) and with the associated segments ground and not just for the satellite only.

The need for a telecommunication constellation imposes new constraints on developments SCAO: need for permanent total cover to ensure the mission that it is on the link/bond going up (customer towards space segment) and going down (space segment towards segment ground), capacity of reconfiguration in orbit, robustness at local time of the orbit, on-board/ground autonomy for station keeping and of the mission, robustness to equipment reconfigurations, capacity of de-orbiting in degraded configuration, etc…

This internship will start on 3 rd April 2017 (subject to some flexibility).

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Tasks & accountabilities

The training course consists in taking part in the functional validation and the characterizations of the performances of the various modes of mission, in order to fulfill the requirements of the constellation and by taking into account the various constraints: dynamic attitude, configuration and performance of the sensors and actuators, guidance of the appendages, etc…

You will take place within the department AOCS/GNC studies & Flight Dynamics, in close collaboration with the team of engineers studying SCAO (monitoring system of attitude and orbit) for the programs under development.

Required skills

You are in the 2nd year of a master's or the 5th year of engineering school, university or equivalent specializing in Aerospace Engineering.

You ideally have an initial experience in this domain.

You have knowledge of:

·  Automatic and filtering, dynamics of the satellites, general mechanical engineering
·  Data processing: knowledge of Unix, language C, Matlab/Simulink wished.

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

English: negotiation level,
French: negotiation level.

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