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AOCS / GNC Architect

Toulouse, France


About the Company

We are a deeptech Newspace company founded in 2017. Following three years of development at Stanford and Singapore, the team has now settled in Toulouse to start its In-Orbit Servicing activities. We are now a team of 15 with 10 nationalities, exporting our activities over 4 continents. Our Mission is to offer satellite operators a competitive way of managing their fleet, from Inspection & Surveillance to Life Extension Services. Space Infrastructure is growing and so the need for maintaining the assets in orbits.

About the Role

Want to join us?

If you are looking for a commercially driven company, at the edge of Space and Artificial Intelligence technologies with growing environment and possibilities for fast advancement.

An experienced AOCS/GNC Architect with previous experience of designing new spacecraft and missions is needed for our new project.

The AOCS Engineer provides technical architecture leadership to support the complete development of the spacecraft project with the support from the CTO and the technical experts in the team.

The job is a mix of systems engineering including HW (sensors and actuators) know-how, control engineering, project management and subcontract management.

How you will help us:

  • Responsibility for defining and managing the AOCS/GNC System Requirements and Assumptions along the full lifecycle of Design, Development, Implementation, Performance and Validation.

  • Working closely with the CTO and the Product Owner to finalize design trade-offs

  • Leading the maturation toward the PDR and CDR of the spacecraft by identifying all the activities, analysis and simulations to be performed.

  • Ensure S/C AOCS performance by building pointing budgets and simulations

  • Supporting the procurement of the AOCS/GNC sensors & actuators, checking / approving performance analyses, and supporting the Software and System Validation & Verification (with Hardware in the loop).

  • Applying wisely the right standards to ensure safety and reliability of the mission while keeping a newspace approach

  • Support the Software Team on items related to AOCS/GNC.


What we need:

  • University Master degree or equivalent, preferably in the fields of Aerospace/Space Engineering,

  • 5 to 10 years experience in European Space Industry

  • Experience in Requirement Management, Flight System Architecture, ECSS Standards

  • Knowledge of spacecraft subsystems and space environment;

  • Knowledge of AOCS & GNC systems (especially for GEO satellites), ADCS sensors and actuators, thrusters (chemical and electric), Navigation techniques and Control theory

  • Knowledge of Flight Dynamics and Flight Software

  • Ability to code in C, MATLAB and, to be able to use github

  • Pro-activeness & Accuracy

  • We value team spirit and problem solving. As our team is international, English is the only working language at Infinite Orbits.

  • French Language is a plus

Preferred qualifications:

  • 10 years experience

  • Previous experience in technical development in ESA project

  • French, Spanish or German Language is a plus

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