Flight Dynamics Analyst

Intuitive Machines​

Houston, TX 77058 - Full-time exempt position

Intuitive Machines is developing flight systems for space commercialization in Earth orbit and in cislunar space.  We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility.  We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the development of these systems.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is seeking a flight dynamics analyst to develop trajectories and support development of an architecture for rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station.


Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to*

  • Design and optimization of nominal and contingency trajectories approaching and departing ISS.

  • Evaluation of propellant usage for translation, attitude, and coordinated maneuvers.

  • Develop maneuver strategies to satisfy mission constraints in nominal and off-nominal scenarios.

  • Design, implement and maintain maneuver planning ground software for a mission control center.


Required Education*

  • M.S. in aerospace engineering domain or significantly equivalent work experience.

Required Experience and skills*

  • Experience in the field of orbital mechanics, spacecraft trajectory design, and optimization.

  • Experience with ISS approach and departure trajectories and/or relative spacecraft motion.

  • Experience programming with the C/C++/Python programming languages.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, hard charging, high stakes environment.

  • A passion for spaceflight.

Desired experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability*

  • Experience with the GMAT and NASA JSC Copernicus trajectory optimization tools.

  • Experience in Gitflow coordinated configuration management schemes.

*U.S. citizenship is required.

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