Millennium Space Systems

Senior Orbit Analyst

Mission Engineering - El Segundo, CA - Full Time

Company Overview
Millennium Space Systems delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

Job Summary
The Senior Orbital Analyst position will be responsible for space system architecture mission concept development, modeling & simulation, and performance assessments. The qualified candidate will provide mission design and astrodynamics analytical support as they transform current missions and invent new capabilities. Emphasis will be in the areas of but not limited to, orbital mechanics, orbit determination, trajectory prediction, estimation techniques, Keplerian and non-Keplerian maneuvers (including finite burn, high and low thrust), rendezvous and proximity operations methods, launch, cislunar, and interplanetary trajectory planning, interactions with ground-based, airborne, and space-based user assets.

Job Duties Include but are not Limited To:

  • Conduct a range of modeling, simulation, and analysis in areas such as space mission design, orbital maneuvers, orbit estimation, space debris, and space situational awareness
  • Provide technical support to mission activities
  • Use modeling and simulation analyses to support design validation and mission utility analyses for future architectures
  • Provide support to on-orbit payload operations
  • Support the development of technological concepts which improve system performance and mission capabilities
  • Conduct trade studies and comparative performance assessments of system and architecture alternatives to inform customer investment decisions/recommendations
  • Support the development and maturation of analysis software tools
  • Write technical white papers, memorandums and reports

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or related field
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience with orbit analysis and/or astrodynamics
  • Experience with astrodynamics and orbital mechanics tools (e.g. Satellite Tool Kit (STK), Orbit Determination Tool Kit, ODTK)
  • Well-developed understanding of Satellite Systems Engineering
  • Experience with orbit determination, covariance analysis, space object maneuver detection, and conjunction assessment and analysis of SSA data
  • Experience with command and control system operation and developing CONOPS
  • Experience with statistical methods including covariance analysis
  • Proven technical writing skills including quality procedures and test plans

Benefits and Perks
Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan.

Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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