Spacecraft Operations Engineer

Santa Clara, Califonia, United States (USA), Momentus Space [MOM-SOE]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

The Spacecraft Operations Engineer will participate in flight spacecraft system development, mission planning, on-orbit operations and maintenance. The ideal candidate should be accustomed to working in a high productivity environment and have experience with time critical spacecraft operations.


  • Perform mission planning and spacecraft event scheduling to ensure customers are delivered to target orbits on schedule
  • Support in-flight operations including nominal and maintenance operations and contingency scenarios
  • Support spacecraft systems engineering team
  • Provide support for spacecraft recovery operations
  • Monitor telemetry to assess the ongoing health of the spacecraft
  • Maintain communications equipment for spacecraft ground testing
  • Manage ground station network
  • Support assembly, integration and testing of flight spacecraft
  • Support evaluation of spacecraft in-flight performance
  • This position will occasionally require flexible working hours including nights and weekends to support spacecraft operations


  •  Minimum: BS in Engineering plus 4 years relevant experience
  • Familiarization with all stages of mission operations including launch, commissioning, operations and deorbiting
  • Experience operating spacecraft in LEO, MEO, HEO and deep space (lunar and interplanetary)
  • Experience with data analysis to confirm mission performance and identify adverse trends
  • Understanding of orbital mechanics and trajectory planning
  • Understanding of spacecraft avionics functions, failure modes and debugging strategies
  • Familiarity working with ground station infrastructure and ground operations software
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent technical communications skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

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