Mechanical Engineer

AMSAT is looking for Mechanical Engineers to join its FOX and GOLF CubeSat teams.  You’ll collaborate with an all-volunteer team of up to 12 electrical, mechanical, software and systems engineers.  You will have the opportunity to use your structural design and analysis skills in the development of a series of low earth orbit and highly elliptical orbit, 1U-3U  CubeSats to support AMSAT’s educational and engineering objectives.

Your contribution may include:

  • Development of the spaceframe and deployable solar panel subsystem,
  • Analysis of the thermal characteristics of the CubeSat  and the design of the thermal management system,
  • Preparation and oversight of the environmental testing procedure, and/or
  • Management of documentation of the CubeSats adherence to the launch provider’s and space vehicle owner’s specifications.

Our volunteers typically spend five hours per week on their project and attend a weekly online update meeting. An Amateur Radio license and CubeSats experience is helpful but not necessary.  U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residency is required.

AMSAT, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to advancing scientific education and engineering innovation by designing, building and operating Amateur Radio satellites for the benefit of enthusiasts around the world.  AMSAT is an equal opportunity organization.

Interested persons should send an email with their resume/curriculum vitae to:

[email protected]