Join the IonSat project !

Ionsat is a 6U nanosatellite equipped with an electric propulsion engine, dedicated to demonstrating the feasibility of nanosatellite missions in very low orbit (250km).

More information on IonSat can be found on this page (only in French for now).

Descriptions

In the context of IonSat and the CSEP, we have three internships offers. The interns will work with two full time engineers of the CSEP, and can use the help of the space team of the Laboratory of Plasmas Physics, specialized in conception of space-ready magnetometers and onboard electronics. There are also frequent contacts with experts from the French aerospace agencies (CNES, ONERA) and compagnies (Thal├Ęs) partners of the IonSat Project.

Development of IonSat flight software

The first topic focuses on the IonSat flight software (FS), as well as the flat-sat: the Ionsat electronic engineering model. The notions of computer development and space systems engineering will prevail. The mission of the internship will focus on :

  • The development, implementation, and validation of the main FS modes
  • The development, implementation, and validation of the communications between the on board computer (OBC) and the different subsystems

Previous experience or training in embedded systems or C/C++ programming is required to successfully complete these assignments.

You will find all the information on our job description here .

Design and mechanical analysis of IonSat

The second subject concerns the mechanical design and configuration of IonSat. The main missions are :

  • Static and dynamic analysis of the structure
  • Rapid prototyping to confirm the integration protocols

You will find all the information on our job description here .

Ground segment design

The third topic deals with the ground segment, in particular the Mission Control Center which is in charge of the communication between the satellite and the ground. Notions of RF communication will be seen, as well as the programming of the different software needed for the mission. The internship will focus on :

  • Designing the data processing system, in view of the project requirements
  • Implement this software, and validate its implementation with simulated data

You will find all the information on our job description here .