Flight Dynamics Engineer

You will be part of for instance the Sentinels Flight Dynamics Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Flight Dynamics Operations within Sentinels team, routine and special operations including LEOP and de-orbiting;
  • Sentinels Flight Dynamics software exploitation, operation and maintenance, including development of tools (e.g. scripts, etc) to operate such systems;
  • Support to Sentinels launch campaigns (FD system tests, simulations) to prepare and validate operational support;
  • On-call, and eventually call in, support to support potential collision avoidance manoeuvres
  • Generic flight dynamics support to other Sentinels Ground segment systems and teams (FCT, SIM officer, ground stations, …)

Skills and experience

  • University Degree or equivalent qualification;
  • Background in mathematics, mechanics and dynamics;
  • Ability to understand and accurately predict behavior of complex systems;
  • Working in an operational environment especially with operational missions, orbit determination and control, including experience with Copernicus/Sentinel missions;
  • Experience in Operational training;
  • Experience with pre-launch activities and launch campaigns of satellites;
  • Familiarity with programming/scripting languages (incl. FORTRAN);
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.