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Flight Dynamics Intern



Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2023


About the Company

At AstroForge, our mission is to make space resources accessible on Earth. We mine asteroids to extract valuable minerals in space at a lower cost and smaller carbon footprint than current terrestrial mining methods. By joining the team at AF you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with our amazing engineer and science teams. This position will provide you with valuable skills, experience, and mentorship necessary to become a leading professional in your field. We offer a unique opportunity to join an exciting team looking to expand humanity’s capabilities in space.

Job Description

Develop trajectories, automated software toolchains, and decision support metrics for interplanetary mission planning, analysis, and operations. Work under the mentorship of our guidance, navigation, and controls team supporting pre-flight and flight phases for multiple spacecraft that are pushing the boundaries of what’s been done before.

Basic Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • Proof of US Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Enrollment in an accredited college or university, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must not be otherwise employed for the duration of the internship

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Willingness to own a project in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Proficiency with Python

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience with numerical optimization (e.g. nonlinear programming, fmincon, SNOPT)
  • Experience with mission analysis and simulation tools (e.g. STK, GMAT, Basilisk, pykep)
  • Experience with databases and query-based visualization (e.g. Grafana, Kibana)
  • Working knowledge of calculus and linear algebra
  • Currently pursuing a degree in engineering or a STEM-related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Need To Know Details

  • Pay Rate: $30.00 per hour
  • Length of Internship: 10-12 weeks

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S.,protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.