Internship / Performances SCAO of interplanetary probe JUICE for the exploration of Jupiter and its icy moons (m/f)

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


Internship / Performances SCAO of interplanetary probe JUICE for the exploration of Jupiter and its icy moons (m/f)

Internship / Performances SCAO of interplanetary probe JUICE for the exploration of Jupiter and its icy moons (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 DS develops the attitude and orbit monitoring system (AOCS) of the European scientific probe Juice. At the end of a 7.5 years interplanetary cruise within a rich and ambitious mission, a probe will be put into orbit around Jupiter and of its frozen moons. The mission carries out an unequalled number of fly-by (gravity assistance) in order to be projected in the Jovien system and to explore in-depth, during 3 years, its principal moons. The feasibility of the mission is conditioned by the performance of a SCAO with drastic specifications.

Your internship consists in taking part in the definition and the functional validation of the estimated attitude and the laws of control of the probe, in order to fulfill the requirements of the mission and by taking into account the various constraints related to the satellite: dynamic attitude, configuration and performance of the sensors and actuators, a very severe radiative environment around Jupiter, etc.

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

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Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks will include:

·  Acquiring the specificities of the mission applicable to the SCAO mode in which you will have to deal with: the attitude acquisition mode, the high efficiency and normal mode with advanced gyro-stellar filter, attitude operations, etc.
·  Within this framework, analysing prototype (through simulators satellite developed with Matlab) and validating solutions making it possible to hold the specifications of pointing, stability and robustness.

The training course 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 and you have competencies in automatic and filtering, dynamics of the satellites, general mechanical engineering.
A knowledge of data processing: Unix, language C, Matlab/Simulink would be a plus.

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

English: negotiation level,
French: negotiation level.

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