Lead Mechanical Engineer, Space Products
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2023
<div> <b style="font-size:18px;">The Company</b> </div><div> <br> <div>Astra's mission is to improve life on Earth from space by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Astra delivered its first commercial payload into Earth orbit in 2021, making it the fastest company in history to reach this milestone, just five years after being founded in 2016. By achieving monthly, weekly, then daily launches, we'll create the infrastructure services our customers need in space to build a healthier and more connected planet. If you're excited by a sense of possibility, the chance to innovate, and make a difference here on Earth, we think you should work here too.</div> <div> <br> <div> <b>The Team</b> </div> <div>The space products engineering team is producing low-cost, reliable, highly efficient, Hall-effect thruster propulsion systems for modern satellites and spacecraft. Our thrusters will be used in Low Earth Orbit, Medium Earth Orbit, Geostationary Orbit, Lunar missions, and beyond. The team includes talented engineers who have designed and launched into orbit over 1,000 satellites over the course of their careers. Comprehensive design, prototype production, qualification, and acceptance tests are conducted within our Alameda, Mountain View and new Sunnyvale facilities.<b></b> </div> <div> <b>The Opportunity</b> </div> <div>You will work with an interdisciplinary team of other mechanical engineers, propulsion engineers, machinists, electrical engineers, and technicians to bring designs to life. This position will serve as Mechanical Engineering Lead and overall subject matter expert. New programs come in frequently. You will be a primary contributor on a team that develops new systems/modules and launches them into orbit.</div> </div> </div>
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