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Flight Dynamics & Mission Analysis Internship

Loft Orbital

Loft Orbital

Toulouse, France
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Wanna join the adventure?
Loft Orbital is seeking a Flight Dynamics and Mission Analysis Intern to join our international Ground Software team. With satellites currently in orbit, each hosting multiple client payloads, and more launches scheduled in the near future, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of our dynamic team.
In this role, your responsibilities will include:
Contributing to the development of software tools for flight dynamics and mission analysis, used both in satellite mission operations and mission design.
Facilitating internal knowledge transfer to ensure Loft is well-prepared to expand its mission analysis capabilities in the future.
*Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes.

About This Role

  • Assist in the development of software tools (primarily in Python and C++) for flight dynamics and mission analysis usage.
  • Collaborate with internal teams such as Business Development, Systems, Programs teams to identify and implement required features.
  • Organize and streamline mission analysis and flight dynamics features, notebooks and tutorials.
  • Create notebooks and simple Python features for mission analysis and flight dynamics.
  • Provide support for the development and internal usage of these tools within the company, acting as a liaison between the Flight Dynamics Services team and other teams utilizing the tools (OSTk, and other simulation and analysis Python libraries used at Loft).

Must-Haves

  • Knowledge of astrodynamics and flight dynamics
  • Knowledge of mission analysis topics
  • Knowledge of systems engineering approach
  • Knowledge of code (theory + practical experience) in python
  • High level of Autonomy in learning and implementation and independence in the work
  • Be located (or ready to be) in Toulouse

Nice-to-Haves

  • Previous work on satellite projects (in or out of school)
  • Knowledge of code (theory + practical experience) in C++

Some of Our Awesome Benefits

  • A genuinely international environment comprising 15+ different nationalities.
  • An attractive internship allowance.
  • Lunch vouchers because, let's face it, we all love food! (We even have a Slack channel dedicated to it: #loft-gourmand).
  • Company and team off-sites, as well as numerous other events, to collaborate and celebrate together.
  • A genuine mentoring program to support you on a daily basis throughout the internship.
Who We Are
Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end - significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.
Our standard interface enables us to fly multiple customer payloads on the same satellite, with capabilities such as earth imagery, weather & climate /science data collection, IoT connectivity, in-orbit demonstrations, and national security missions. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operating their mission and collecting their data.
At Loft, you’ll be given the autonomy and ownership to solve significant challenges, but with a close-knit and supportive team at your back. We believe that diversity and community are the foundation of an open culture. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of background and make their time at Loft the most fulfilling period of their career.
We value kind, supportive and team-oriented collaborators. It is also crucial for us that you are a problem solver and a great communicator. As our team is international, you will need strong English skills to better collaborate, easily communicate complex ideas and convey important messages.
With 3 satellites on-orbit and a wave of exciting missions launching soon, we are scaling up quickly across our offices in San Francisco, CA | Golden, CO | and Toulouse, France.
As an international company your resume will be reviewed by people across our offices so please attach a copy in English.