Spacecraft Operations Apprentice

As a trusted satellite technology leader, we empower people, businesses and governments to stay connected wherever they are. We Go The Extra Mile, developing pioneering, cost-effective and secure satellite solutions that liberate potential in the most demanding of situations across Europe, Middle East and Africa. That is why we invested $1.2 billion in the latest Ka-band satellite technology and shaped it to meet our customers’ individual aspirations. Our network of satellites and ground stations delivers against these aspirations from simple high-speed broadband through to highly complex enterprise networks.

We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic Apprentice to join our Spacecraft Operations Centre in Goonhilly, working to support our fleet of geostationary communications satellites and ground systems.

If you are methodical, interested in technology and keen to embark on a career within the space industry then this opportunity could be for you.

We will support you to generate reports on spacecraft health and status and assist with the management of spacecraft control hardware and software. You will learn to develop spacecraft Flight Operations Procedures using the SPELL (PYTHON based) language and perform functional checks against spacecraft software simulators. You will also be involved in developing spacecraft telemetry displays and performing functional checks as well as delivering training exercises using spacecraft software simulators.

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