Satellite Mission Developer

Location: Adelaide, SA

Duration: 6 months

Proposed start date: ASAP

Project Background

Myriota is a South Australian company who are global leaders in low-cost, low-power, secure direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Myriota has pioneered a new way to retrieve data from anywhere on earth, either on land or at sea. Leveraging years of customer focused Research and Development and an extensive suite of patented innovations, Myriota delivers secure, long battery life connectivity. Everywhere. Always.

They are currently looking for an intern with a suitable background in Physics or Engineering to work with and develop satellite modelling tools to design Myriota’s next Satellite Constellation.

Research to be Conducted

  • Constellation Modelling and simulation
  • Developing satellite operations strategies
  • Gathering Business Intelligence

Skills Required

We are looking for a PhD student with the following:

  • Background in Physics, Software and/or Engineering
  • Knowledge of orbital mechanics
  • Knowledge and interest of the small satellite and launch (New Space) industry
  • Experience with Systems Tool Kit or similar modelling and simulation package suitable for analysing satellites and ground station networks
  • General purpose programming experience (matlab, octave, python etc), including C#
  • Experience in the solution of constrained and unconstrained optimization problems including the development of tools and best practice tools.

Expected Outcomes

In-depth analysis guiding Myriota’s Space and Ground Segment deployments.

Additional Details

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner.  The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

Applications Close

4 September 2019


APR – 0999