Space Domain Awareness Analyst Intern

2020-08-18T19:47:58.77

Key information

Programs
Program / Customer Relations
Student
3005 business park drive ga 30071 norcross, Georgia, UNITED STATES
Internship / Student, Full-time, 6-12 months
High School diploma, A Level
First experience
2020-83794

Job description


Space has become a hostile environment over the past years. Exponential growth of space objects makes Space Traffic Coordination and the protection of National space assets a daily challenge.

Space Domain Awareness (SDA) is critical to the US Government to ensure space superiority and protection of strategic space based capabilities.

To meet the rising demand for Space Domain Awareness data, SAFRAN DATA SYSTEMS designed a unique technology capable of locating any space based RF transmitting object from earth. Enabled by RF sensors deployed worldwide, SAFRAN DATA SYSTEMS' WeTrack service provides governments and defense agencies with priceless information on third party satellites. Data provided includes satellite ephemeris, state vectors and unrivalled near real-time maneuver detections.


The Space Domain Awareness analyst is interacting with SAFRAN DATA SYSTEM's customers to provide them with the proper WeTrack generated data. Consequently, the analyst coordinates with the customers to understand their mission requirements and to task accordingly the WeTrack RF sensors over the world to generate the appropriate data.

The analyst is capable of supporting first level questions from customers about WeTrack general capabilities and WeTrack generated data.

Through its daily connection with the customers the analyst understands and prioritizes the market requirements to help the team build out the WeTrack roadmap and soon to come service features. The analyst may also create scripts to enhance WeTrack measurements strategy and data analysis.

This position requires an understanding of the terminology and theory of space flight dynamics relating to space craft orbit determination.

Responsibility and Accountability

  • -Respond to customer requests that may lead to data delivery, data analysis or WeTrack RF sensors tasking within 60 minutes.
  • -Communicate and coordinate customer requests and activities with the Safran Data Systems' team.
  • -Monitor and help maintain the WeTrack RF sensor network, as necessary.
  • -May be required to attend group Space Traffic Management training, meetings or events.

Education and Experience

  • -High school degree or equivalent; must be enrolled in an accredited university/college and pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Information Technology, Astronomy, Physics, Engineering or other relevant fields with strong academic credentials
  • -Prefer junior or senior majoring in Information Technology, Astronomy, Physics, Engineering or other relevant fields, with strong academic credentials
  • -Proficiency in computer science.
  • -Python language a plus.
  • -Knowledge of space flight dynamics (satellite orbit determination) a plus.
  • -Background in telecom/signal processing or radio frequencies a plus.

Due to the nature of this position the applicant must be a United States citizen .

  • “Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status”

Complementary description

LOCATION: Remote – Work from Home
Preferred location is Colorado Springs, Colorado
WORK HOURS: 1200-1600 Mountain Time; 20 hours per week.
*Lunch = 30 minutes
**Will require on call hours as requested by United States
Government organizations, both military and commercial.

Company information

Safran Electronics & Defense

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 84,000 employees and holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Capital ranking for best employers in France.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leading supplier of products and services that handle observation, decision and guidance functions for both civil and military applications. The company understands and applies a wide range of the state-of-the-art technologies that underpin embedded intelligence in many different areas, as a supplier to some of today's most innovative aerospace and defense programs.

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