Mission Analysis Intern
ispace is seeking an enthusiastic Mission Analysis intern to join our exciting team. The main topic is Global optimization of low-energy lunar transfer trajectories.
- Develop an interface between PaGMO (https://esa.github.io/pagmo2/)
and the JPL mission design tool MONTE (https://montepy.jpl.nasa.gov/)
- Enable global optimization of low-energy transfer trajectories to the Moon
- Demonstrate with examples of the above in a parallel computing environment
Requirements & Preferences
- Good knowledge in astrodynamics and software development
- Experience in trajectory optimization
- Experience with Python
Skills considered an asset:
- Experience in using PaGMO
- Experience in Python project development
- Experience with parallel computing
- Knowledge of cislunar trajectories
- Knowledge of global optimization
What we're doing.
By taking advantage of lunar water resources, we can develop the space infrastructure needed to enrich our daily lives on earth—as well as expand our living sphere into space. Also, by making the Earth and Moon one system, a new economy with space infrastructure at its core will support human life, making sustainability a reality. This result is our ultimate goal, and our search for water on the Moon is the first step to achieving that goal.
Why we're doing.
Life on Earth in the future will not be sustainable without satellite-based space infrastructure. Communications, agriculture, transportation, finance, environmental sustainability, as well as a variety of industries will all depend on this extraterrestrial infrastructure. Furthermore, its importance will continue to rise as technology continues to evolve with innovations such as IoT and self-driving vehicle
Salary / Fringe Benefits / Perks
Duration is for 3 months, the candidate might also spend 2 to 4 weeks in ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to learn about PaGMO.