Mission Analysis Engineer for Near Earth Missions (m/f)



Near Earth Missions

Required Start Date

As soon as possible.



Submission Deadline

5th May 2017


ESA/ESOC - Darmstadt/Germany.

Technical Requirements


LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of: 

Mission Analysis Engineer for Near Earth Missions

for our customer ESA/ESOC  in Darmstadt/Germany.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be: 


The general activities to be supported by the service are (depending on the phase of the project):


Trajectory design, e.g.:

·         Selection of operational orbit

·         Orbit maintenance strategy

·         Lifetime analysis

·         End-of-life disposal

·         Transfer orbit design

·         Launcher injection orbit selection and performance analysis

·         Launch window analysis

·         Deterministic Delta-V

Navigation analysis, e.g.:

·         Orbit determination strategy

·         Orbit correction strategy

·         Accuracy analysis

·         Stochastic Delta-V

Product generation, e.g.:

·         Delta-V budget

·         Ground station coverage, communication angles and distances

·         Eclipses

·         Science merit

Mission Analysis tools development and maintenance:

·         Generic tools

·         Mission specific tools

·         Common Mission Analysis and Flight Dynamics tools

Project support:

·         Interface with project and industrial team as well as with

          operations and Flight Dynamics team to define Mission

          Analysis work to be performed and the documentation to be


·         Participate in project reviews

·         Contribute to system trade-offs

·         Consultancy to project

·         Support to CDF studies


Participation in critical Flight Dynamics operations


Academic Requirements

University degree in a relevant discipline such as engineering, astronomy, mathematics or physics is required.

Specific Requirements


Essential prerequisites are:

·         Ability to define, implement, validate and operate software

          which applies to the above solutions (using e.g. Linux

          scripting languages, Fortran, C++, Matlab, Python)

·         Good communication and presentation skills


Desirable skills and experience:

·         Familiarity with ESOC environment

·         Experience with Mission Analysis tasks

·         Knowledge of LINUX, network services, protocols and

          system administration


Perfect command of English, verbal and written.



Background information



Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.


Travel frequency: Few European missions during service duration




In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online (including CV and cover letter) not later than 5th May 2017 to:


Andrée Scherschel (

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