Working Student / Intern - Ground Segment Assistant (s)

about 1 year ago
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Job Description

About constellr

A career at constellr is for those who are seeking the extraordinary. We are operating in the new space and Agri-Tech sectors, combining engineering, Earth Observation, and agronomy to address one of the biggest challenges of our time: how to ensure global food security. We are a fast-growing team of highly motivated engineers, scientists, and business professionals with a shared vision to rebase decision making in tomorrow’s smart farming industry.

constellr has offices in the European capital, Brussels, situated between the attractive Etterbeek and Watermael districts and in beautiful Freiburg, in southwest Germany, bordering the Black Forest and near France and Switzerland.


About the team

These opportunities sit within our Engineering division as part of the Ground Segment team.

Location – The Engineering team are based across Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Spain) for this opportunity you will need to be based in Germany with occasional travel to our office in Freiburg.

About these roles,

We are looking for two bachelor students or intern’s passionate about space, satellite operations, and software development. A potential candidate has ideally some experience programming small scripts and basic familiarity with satellite architecture. We look for a goal-oriented student who can deliver reliable results in a tight schedule. Please check out both requirements below (we have two opportunities).


As our Ground Segment Assistant, you will be:

  • Creating a baseline satellite mission information base (MIB).
  • Reading multiple satellite manufacturer Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and using this information to create and fill multiple Excel tables.
  • Creating CSV files from Excel data.
  • Producing detailed documentation describing CSV format as well as its content.
  • YAML schema files describing the format of the CSV files.

As our Ground Segment Assistant, you will be:

  • Creating a java library for reading and writing binary files in different formats.
    The formats are:
    - A stream of pure Cubesat Space Packets (CSP).
    - A stream of CSP packets encapsulated inside Canbus packets.
    - A stream of CSP packets encapsulated inside another custom format (Radio Frames).
  • Demonstrating the capability of this library an example command-line (CLI) application shall be developed.

About you

  • A Bachelor student in Aerospace Engineering, Informatics, or similar fields of study.
  • Basic understanding of general satellite architecture.
  • An engaging and social team player, with a passion for space systems and software development.
  • Some understanding of general satellite architecture.
  • Experience in programming.
  • Comfortable working in a distributed team and using collaborative tools.
  • Very good written as well as spoken English skills .

What we offer you here at constellr

  • You will be part of a fast-growing, multi-disciplinary and diverse team with a strong desire to change the world
  • You will be given the autonomy to set and deliver against your own goals, develop new skills and capabilities.
  • You can directly influence your contribution to achieving several of the UN's sustainable development goals, including Zero Hunger, Clean Water, No Poverty and Climate Action
  • You will tackle challenges and contribute to delivering the world’s first commercial infrared constellation into orbit, enabling an unprecedented understanding of our planet and its resources.

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