Intern — Propulsion Engineering (Spring/Summer 2020)
Astranis
 San Francisco, CA
U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED
(Note: This is due to U.S. export regulations, and we are unable to make exceptions.)

Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online. 

Come work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be okay with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

We’re a well-funded team of over 60 world-class engineers that moves fast. We raised our Series A from Andreessen Horowitz in 2017, launched our first satellite in 2018, secured our first major customer deal in 2019, and we’ll triple the satellite internet capacity of Alaska in 2020. 

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

Role

  • Work with the GNC & Propulsion team to design, build, and test satellite hardware and software.
  • Take on an interdisiciplinary role to test propulsion hardware and integrate it into satellites.
  • Analyze the effects of operating propulsion systems, and develop solutions to mitigate consequences to other spacecraft systems.

Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, CS, physics) with a focus on chemical and/or electrical propulsion for spacecraft
  • Familiarity with spacecraft systems and operation
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware and/or software from scratch
  • US Citizenship or Green Card

Bonus

  • Familiarity with spacecraft design
  • Experience with Python
  • Test experience with spacecraft propulsion systems
  • Test experience with electrical hardware