DigitalGlobe Intern - Space Systems Engineering in Westminster, Colorado

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Our WorldView satellites are the premier high-resolution remote sensing space platforms in the commercial industry. The Space Systems engineering team is currently managing the procurement of our next generation remote-sensing satellites and launch services from concept through launch. In addition we are actively planning additional constellations of satellites to support our diverse customer base. Come be a part of the Space Systems team as we ramp up on the design and build of world-class satellites.


  • The internship will participate directly and meaningfully in the system engineering tasks performed by the Space Systems engineering team.

  • Candidate will work with engineering staff in support one or more of the following:

  • Con-ops development for spacecraft commissioning

  • Determination of orbital phasing

  • Support development of interface of verification documentation

  • Support with attitude determination and control tool development.

  • Independent review of performance budgets.

  • Evaluating potential ride-share payloads on our upcoming launches.

  • Defining interfaces between elements in our satellites and launch systems.

  • Developing small-sat system concepts.

Basic Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student, enrolled for Fall 2019 semester.

  • Currently enrolled in a university Engineering, Applied Physics or Applied Math program

  • US citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong math background, knowledge of closed form and numerical estimation methods, knowledge of orbital mechanics, familiarity with engineering budgeting methods (e.g. delta-V, pointing, power budgets).

  • Knowledge of MATLAB, STK, SIMULINK

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Strong written and communication skills.

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.