Nanosatellite Developments (Ref 16/31)

Company: Open Cosmos Ltd

Location: London

Open Cosmos is a NewSpace start-up based in London that provides simple and affordable space access using nanosatellites. It is a young company run by an international team of 5 people set to democratise the access to space.

Founded in summer 2015, the company has built its first nanosatellite, qbee, in only 4 months and it will be launched into orbit by the end of 2016 as part of the QB50 European Commission-funded programme.

Open Cosmos is also European Space Agency’s official provider of educative sub-orbital platforms. The firm has already provided more than 500 units that are being distributed to students all over Europe.

Project Description

Open Cosmos has several projects in which the intern could work. One of them is related to the development of a cloud-based application that could involve work in the front/back end of it or mathematical modelling of spacecraft systems for a software simulator.

Another project is related to embedded software development for nanosatelite subsystems.

Student Specification

Engineering, Physics, Maths or Computer Science students with ideally two of the following:

  • Knowledge of C programming language, any of C++/C#/D/Rust/Go is a bonus
  • Matlab or Octave programming, COMSOL Multiphysics is a bonus
  • Web development skills – HTML5+CSS3+JS
  • App development – IOS+Android, REST, some backend (preferably Node.js)
  • Embedded software skills (C, real-time considerations).

We are looking for a motivated and proactive student with entrepreneurship spirit, interest in space and technology and willing to work and learn in a start-up environment. Involvement in student projects and international experience will be assets.

The Nitty Gritty: 8-week fixed term contract to be agreed with successful candidate. First day around 27 June 2016 (negotiable). (Induction Day will be at Harwell on 27 June.) £1,200 pcm gross.

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