SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
SPACE ENVIRONMENT ANALYST
On orbit, spacecraft may encounter debris and micrometeorites at velocities up to 15 km/s, and 70 km/s, respectively. At these speeds even particles the size of a grain of sand may pose a risk to unshielded spacecraft hardware. Your role will be to model spacecraft interactions with this environment, performing component-level risk assessments, and recommending mass-efficient shielding where necessary.
This requires knowledge of python / C++ to interact with analysis tools, as well as the ability to implement new features when posed with a niche problem that isn’t adequately covered with the existing toolset. Plan to utilize CAD tools to interact with spacecraft models to understand what shielding possibilities may be viable when operating under specified mass / volume / view-factor constraints. Finally, functionality of advanced shielding strategies must be empirically verified; be prepared to write and execute test plans to do so via the use of hypervelocity impact test facilities.
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