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)
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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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