We are looking for an enthusiastic intern with mechanical engineering knowledge and practical can-do attitude, to be part of the in-space propulsion team of Dawn Aerospace in Delft, the Netherlands. The internship will start in April 2023 for a duration of 5-6 months.
During this internship, you will assess the technical feasibility of different on-orbit servicing concepts (rendezvous, docking, refilling) and together with external partners you will perform the mechanical design of a system aimed to refuel our customers’ spacecraft propulsion systems in orbit. Additionally, you will write the test plans to validate your designs in our hardware-in-the-loop testing facilities and execute the tests with our expert team.
Assess the feasibility of on-orbit servicing concepts.
Define the top-level requirements for spacecraft refueling.
Liaise with external partners for (mechanical) integration of the different refueling subsystems.
Design, build and test a proof-of-concept for refueling of satellites.
Build and commission a test bench for further (prototype) system testing.
Current enrolment in an engineering related MSc program. Late BSc. could also be considered.
Proficiency with computer aided design, preferably SolidWorks.
Affinity with mechanical design and tribology.
Not afraid to do both theoretical and practical tasks.
Capable to work effectively autonomously and as part of a team.
Capable to manage requirements.
Excellent communication skills
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