🚀 The Liftero⌝
At Liftero, we are at the forefront of the Industry 4.0 revolution, developing cutting-edge in-space transportation technologies. We believe that the space ecosystem is the next frontier for our civilization, with new opportunities waiting to be unlocked. As part of our mission to build and operate in-space transportation infrastructure, we are developing the reusable orbital transfer vehicle Motus™, an essential building block that can be likened to a truck for ground or an aircraft for air transportation in space.
Despite the lofty goals, we are very human and down-to-earth in our approach to the employee, understanding that achieving stars can be made only with a motivated and dedicated team.
As a GNC/ADCS Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and testing the guidance, navigation, and control systems for Liftero’s space tug missions performed with the Motus platform. The challenge is to deliver a safe and reliable system based on developed models and simulations that will meet unconventional mission requirements (e.g. phasing or LTAN change for mass-changing satellite system) You will work closely with a team of engineers to ensure the successful operation of spacecraft during all phases of the mission.
Model dynamics of the Motus system based on mission requirements.
Perform simulations and analysis to evaluate the performance and robustness of the GNC/ADCS systems for the Motus satellite mission. Generate requirements for sensors and actuators.
Design, develop, and implement control algorithms for guidance, navigation, attitude determination, and control.
Develop test plans and procedures, conduct spacecraft hardware-in-the-loop and software-in-the-loop simulations, and perform testing and validation of GNC/ADCS systems.
🎇 Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
3+ years experience in the aerospace industry
👋 Preferred Qualifications
Strong background in spacecraft dynamics, kinematics, and control theory, with expertise in guidance, navigation, and control algorithms, as well as attitude determination and control systems, specifically related to space tug satellite systems.
Knowledge and experience with sensor fusion techniques for space navigation, including Kalman filter tuning.
Ability to create simulations to assess and analyze the performance of controllers and filters.
Excellent communication and teamwork abilities, with the ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams.