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Mission Engineer (m/f/d)



Munich, Germany
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
The Mission
Munich-based OroraTech is developing a constellation of nano-satellites with thermal infrared cameras for automated wildfire detection, severe weather warnings and many other applications. After our FOREST-1 mission (launched in Jan. 2022) and FOREST-2 (launched in June 2023), the next step is to scale the production, launch the first constellation plane of 8 systems, launch our own first own satellite platform FOREST-3 in October and scale up satellite production for the next missions. We are looking for a mission analysis engineer to keep the checks and balances in power budget, orbital coverage, propulsion simulation and link, data and latency budget of our prototype and constellation projects.
What you’ll be doing

As a Mission Engineer you will:

  • Work on our satellite missions from proposal to operations in a highly motivated and experienced team

  • Own the mission budgets for data, power, link, thermal dissipation, propulsion, latency and others

  • Verify spacecraft performance in orbit including verification test planning and

  • Verify spacecraft performance during the design and integration phases

  • Space-Debris Analysis and strategies

  • Orbital Maneuvering strategies for constellation deployment

  • Maintain our FreeFlyer- and python-based simulation suite

Relevant Skills
  • Experience in performing mission analysis

  • Experience in building reports for formal reviews

  • Proficiency in back-of-the-envelope calculations

  • Identification of critical design points

Our Benefits
  • Wellpass, MVV ticket
  • Virtual shares for all permanent employees (VSOP=Virtual Share Option Program)
  • Company pension scheme (bAV) in cooperation with Allianz
  • Company accident insurance for all employees (insurance for accidents during work and leisure time around the world 24/7)
  • Discount on lunch meals
  • On top, enjoy a regular, fully-funded 5-day retreat to a Bavarian castle, devoted to pursuing your personal passion projects
We Offer

At OroraTech you can expect a down to earth, yet high-caliber work environment. You will become an integral part of the OroraTech satellite development - a talented, international, open-minded team that is highly motivated to create impact. OroraTech gives you the opportunity to grow on a professional and personal level. Benefits include:

  • Be part of the solution to climate change.

  • Attractive office and modern labs in Munich (obviously including free snacks/drinks/coffee) and/or Athens.

  • Flexible working time. Take care of your family? Late sleeper? Early riser? We can make all of that happen.

  • A responsible position with individual autonomy and design freedom.