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Aerospace & Aeronautics
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The Aerospace Corporation | El Segundo, California
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Job Description

Duties include:

  • Perform a variety of assignments related to the accuracy of position and velocity determination, and trajectory analysis.
  • Perform orbit determination for a variety of satellite missions using real and simulated data.
  • Design and evaluate algorithms and physical models.
  • Develop and perform experiments to evaluate and improve orbit determination performance.
  • Process mission data and perform mission analyses.
  • Typical assignments include performance analyses of satellite navigation systems and their users.
  • Perform analyses and studies for next generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) designs and architectures.
  • Conduct research to advance position, navigation, and timing technologies for national security space and civil/commercial space communities.
  • Conduct research toward the design and development of orbit management systems.
  • Duties also include participation in technical interchange meetings and design reviews, and critiquing contractor designs and analyses.
The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to projects for civil agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial companies, universities, and international organizations in the national interest.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, and that produces superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.



Security Clearance: Secret
Requisition Number: 7869



  • BS degree in an Engineering, Physics, or Mathematical Science Curriculum is required.
  • Two (2) years of technical experience required.
  • Experience in astrodynamics, orbit mechanics, statistics, and estimation theory.
  • Programming skills in both scripted (Perl or Python) and compiled (C, C++, Fortran, or JAVA ) languages is desired.
  • Experience with UNIX, PC, and Linux computer systems.
  • Competence in oral and written communication is necessary.
  • Interpersonal skills and attitudes to work in a cooperative technical environment are essential.
  • The ability to work independently is also required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD clearance.


  • Current SCI is desired.
    • Advanced degree in an Engineering, Physics, or Mathematical Science Curriculum is preferred.

About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation, a world leader in the application of space technology, provides advanced scientific and engineering services for space and related high technology systems. As an independent, nonprofit corporation operating a federally funded research and development center, Aerospace performs objective technical analyses and assessments for a variety of government, civil, and commercial customers.