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MAXAR Orbit Dynamics Aerospace Engineer in palo alto, California

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Maxar is a global leader in integrated space technologies, delivering advanced systems for communications, exploration, data gathering, and next-generation services. We are seeking highly motivated candidates interested in the development of a wide spectrum of space solutions while working in dynamic and collaborative interdisciplinary teams.

Our Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems organization is seeking an Orbit Dynamics Aerospace Engineer in Palo Alto, CA, who can apply their knowledge and experience in the analysis of satellite orbit raising and on-orbit missions for cutting edge low Earth orbit solutions, complex geosynchronous communications satellites, and beyond Earth science missions.


  • Analyze and resolve satellite mission analysis problems including:

  • Propellant budgets

  • Tracking station coverage

  • Orbit optimization

  • Maneuver planning utilizing chemical and electric propulsion systems

  • Launch window analysis

  • Stationkeeping analysis

  • Major sequence of events timing

  • Prepare detailed technical reports on work performed.

  • Perform real-time orbit determination and maneuver analysis for satellite orbit raising operations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Aero/Astro Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related field

  • 5 years of relevant experience.

MAXAR Technologies offers a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

We are a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.