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Satellite Propulsion Architect

Toulouse, France

Job Type

Full Time

About the Company

Established in 2017, Infinite Orbits is a NewSpace company, based in Toulouse, pushing the boundaries of in-orbit services with cutting-edge spacecraft driven by its own Rendez-Vous solution, an advanced Autonomous Vision-Based Navigation Solution. IO has two generations of missions


  • "Orbit Guard" provides Inspection and Space Situational Awareness services in GEO. Our first, OG-1 was launched on 1 May 2023, the second is launching in 2025 and the third third launching in 2026.


  • "Endurance" is a docking service capable of extending the life of GEO telecom satellites, by taking over AOCS takeover for 5 years.


About the Role

We are seeking a Satellite Propulsion Architect to develop the propulsion systems of Infinite Orbits’ satellites. The ideal candidate should have experience in building and testing propulsion technologies and a deep understanding of the challenges in space propulsion.

Requirements

  • Engineering or equivalent degree in a related field.

  • 4-5 years of professional experience.

  • Strong knowledge of propulsion technologies, including chemical, electric, and hybrid propulsion systems.

  • Proficiency in propulsion system analysis tools and software.

  • Experience with system-level integration and testing of propulsion systems.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams.

  • Experience with systems engineering principles and methodologies applied to satellite projects.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to changing project requirements in a dynamic environment.

  • Proficiency in English.

Good to have: 

  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering or a related field.

  • Experience with in-orbit propulsion system operations and performance monitoring.

  • Experience in satellite systems or subsystems development 

  • Experience in test preparation and execution for space applications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and development of the chemical and electrical propulsion systems for satellite applications with orbit raising.

  • Manage propulsion budgets, analyses and justification.

  • Prepare and manage propulsion coupling tests.

  • Propose propulsion system architecture including on-ground and in-orbit operations (testing, filling, gauging).

  • Build ICD and user manuals for operation of the propulsion systems

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including systems engineering, thermal management, and power systems, to ensure seamless integration of propulsion systems.

  • Oversee testing and validation of propulsion systems, including ground tests and in-orbit performance evaluations.

  • Stay current with the latest advancements in propulsion technologies and space mission requirements, and apply this knowledge to ongoing and future projects.

  • Develop and maintain detailed documentation, including design specifications, test plans, and performance reports.

  • Be responsible for safety rules compliance related to Launcher for High pressure systems. 

  • Manage fluidic equipment and suppliers. Knowledge of valves and sensor technology. Knowledge of safety regulations associated with HP equipment. 

What we offer

  • The opportunity to be part of an international team transforming the space industry.

  • A creative and innovative work environment where ideas turn into reality.

  • Competitive salary and benefits.

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