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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