CUBESAT INTERN OPPORTUNITY
by Kilroy, Patrick L. (GSFC-5680)
> CubeSat Simulator Intern Opportunity in Greenbelt, MD USA
> The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is offering an internship
> position for the Spring, 2015 semester. Applications are being taken
> on the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) recruiting web site:
> Internship Title: CubeSat Simulator Upgrade Plus
> The objective of this Opportunity is to allow a university level
> student to rework, repair and improve a prototype "1-Unit" CubeSat
> simulator/model on loan from AMSAT and then to share his or her
> experiences as a result. The model used in this Opportunity is similar
> to that described in The AMSAT Journal article "Education With a
> Satellite Simulator: ETP CubeSat Simulator," by Mr. Mark Spencer,
> ARRL Education and Technology Program Coordinator, Part 1 in the
> the September/October 2009 issue and Part 2 in the November/
> December 2009 issue.
> Back copies are available at:
> A course of study in engineering is required. Electrical/Electronics
> Engineering (EE) or Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) for
> university students in their junior class or higher. Experience in
> hardware is also required. Open to U.S. citizens.
> The immediate skills required of the intern are to be a well-rounded
> individual, and to have an excellent knowledge of and experience with
> Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office (especially in using
> spreadsheets), electrical and electronic circuits (theory and practice),
> microcontrollers, interfacing, and the use of basic laboratory
> test equipment and procedures.
> Familiarity with the CubeSat community is important.
> A proficiency in either C++ or a similar language for microcontrollers
> and the desire to learn a new one is necessary. A basic understanding
> of data acquisition, signal processing, or control is required.
> Hands-on experience in building something, repairing or upgrading
> PCs or other electronic gear, or just getting stuff to work is required.
> Mechanical and electrical construction skills will be used.
> Experience in RF or wireless technology (anywhere between 3 and
> 2400 MHz) is very important. Holding or obtaining an Amateur Radio
> license from the FCC and practical radio experience is a distinct
> A good attitude, an exceptional willingness to learn and to contribute
> as a team player are essential qualities. Likewise, excellent
> communicator skills (verbal, writing and definitely e-mail),
> reliability, punctuality, having a self-starter work ethic and the
> ability & desire to work independently for long periods are required.
> You may ask questions regarding the tasks and skill requirements
> with the mentor in advance (Mr. Pat Kilroy, Code 568,
> Patrick.L.Kilroy(a)nasa.gov<mailto:[email protected]>) and telephone interviews will be
> available. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2015 semester
> is this month November 9. Applications must be made via the
> OSSI web.
Mr. Pat Kilroy
Integration and Test (I&T) Lead
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Building 5, Mail Code 568
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771-5860
E: Patrick.L.Kilroy(a)nasa.gov<mailto:[email protected]>