Location: Guildford, Surrey
SSTL is the world’s leading small satellite company, delivering operational space missions for a range of applications including Earth observation, science and communications. The Company designs, manufactures and operates high performance satellites and ground systems for a fraction of the price normally associated with space missions, with 450 staff working on turnkey satellite platforms, space-proven satellite subsystems and optical instruments.
Since 1981, SSTL has built and launched 47 satellites for 20 international customers – as well as providing training and development programmes, consultancy services, with an innovative approach that is changing the economics of space
Using an outline specification & requirements as a starting point, the Intern will build and test a propulsion system for an upcoming micro satellite. This will involve testing the performance of a kit of parts (valves, tanks, thrusters) and then assembling the kit into a functioning prototype system. The propulsion system will then also be tested for safety and performance. The intern will gain hands on development & test experience of real space hardware and will have to use their initiative to overcome problems that emerge along the way.
The Nitty Gritty: Start 28 June 2016 (Induction Day will be at Harwell on 27 June), £1,500 pcm
Closing Date for Applications: 28 April 2016
Applications will be through the online form attaching a CV, before the closing date. They will be checked for eligibility and forwarded to the employer.
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