DigitalGlobe Intern - Satellite Navigation Systems in Westminster, Colorado

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DigitalGlobe is offering a summer internship position within the Satellite Navigation team. The Satellite Navigation team is responsible for orbit determination, orbit prediction, orbit maintenance, and collision avoidance for DigitalGlobe’s satellite constellation. The team also supports orbit design and spacecraft development, integration, and testing for DigitalGlobe’s future satellite missions.


  • Supporting Satellite Navigation in all areas of operations, analysis, system development and documentation.

  • With guidance from the Satellite Navigation team:

  • Execute analyses to quantify precision orbit determination accuracy enhancements.

  • Develop software scripts and tools to automate analyses and data visualization.

  • Execute predicted orbit maintenance scenarios to verify robustness of orbit prediction software system.

  • Write technical documents to capture procedures and results as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • Student currently enrolled in a 4-year or graduate-level university program (Engineering preferred)

  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally with both technical and non-technical groups

  • Independent working skills

  • Familiarity with computer programming methods

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • US Citizenship

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with UNIX/LINIX operating Systems

  • Knowledge of MATLAB

  • Knowledge of Perl or other scripting language

  • Knowledge of orbital mechanics


Westminster, CO

DigitalGlobe and Radiant solutions offer 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.

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.

DigitalGlobe is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.