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JPL’s Mission Design and Navigation Section 392 builds maps and tools for interplanetary navigation, designs efficient routes for spacecraft to reach any remote solar system location, and safely pilots spacecraft to their ultimate destination. We are responsible for: science driven modeling, filtering and optimization, managing trajectory knowledge and control, and observability and uncertainties.
Will be a member of the Flight Path Control Group (392C) which calculates propulsive maneuvers necessary to control the spacecraft trajectory and achieve mission objectives. This individual will help support the Lunar Flashlight and NEA Scout CubeSats for the Mission Design and Navigation Section.
Other general responsibilities of the group are to conduct “maneuver analysis” work to minimize the fuel budget, determine the best maneuver schedule, and refine mission requirements before launch. Post launch, this group works closely with the Navigation groups to deliver the spacecraft to the desired orbits. Other group activities include maneuver execution error analysis, aimpoint biasing analysis, launch vehicle dispersion analysis, maneuver optimization, and aerobraking operations.
+ Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical/Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 3 years of related experience; Masters degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 1 year of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines.
+ Must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 Scale
+ Broad knowledge in spacecraft navigation and low-thrust trajectory design.
+ Have excellent analytical and communication skills.
+ Be able to work in a team environment as well as perform independent studies with little direct supervision.
Posted Title: Navigation Engineer II
Requisition ID: 2020-11827
Discipline Description: Guidance Navigation and Control
Career Level: Level 2
Relocation Eligibility: Yes
Name: 392C - FLIGHT PATH CONTROL
Work Authorization: U.S. Citizen
Clearance Status: None
External Company Name: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
External Company URL: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/work/
Post End Date: 4/28/2020