Flight Dynamics Engineer

Avezzano, Italy/Remote
Added: April 22, 2024

Telespazio is a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%) and one of the world’s biggest suppliers of satellite solutions and services. The company teams up with Thales Alenia Space to form the parent companies’ Space Alliance, a strategic partnership which offers a complete range of space services.

Founded in Italy in 1961, Telespazio is based in Rome and counts more than 3000 employees through its various subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Job Description

The candidate will be employed in the Telespazio Flight Dynamics department located in the Fucino Space Centre (Italy) and will take part in both Mission Preparation and Mission Execution, taking care of:

  • Provision of Mission Analysis support for Flight Dynamics requirements specification, design, development and verification phases
  • Provision of Flight Dynamics support to the Operations Concept definition and Operations Preparation
  • Provision of Flight Dynamics support to the Definition, Preparation and Execution of Launch & Early Orbit Phase (LEOP)
  • Provision of Flight Dynamics support to the Definition, Preparation and Execution of routine Phases from Commissioning to Grave Yarding
  • Support to, and implementation of, anomaly resolution and investigation
  • Implementation of the necessary System Evolutions in terms of Operational Procedures, System Configurations and Development.
  • The candidate must be available to work at unusual hours for limited periods during non-routine operations (i.e. Launch and Early Orbit Phases, Grave Yarding) or during contingencies.

Responsibilities/ Duties /Tasks

  • Requirement definition & analysis
  • Mission Analysis definition and implementation
  • Flight Dynamics System design, development, testing and maintenance
  • Flight Dynamics Procedures preparation
  • Flight Dynamics Operation execution


  • University degree in aerospace engineering or other relevant discipline

Mandatory Skills & Experience:

  • Proven solid knowledge in the Space Flight Mechanics domain, covering both orbit and attitude dynamics (at least five years)
  • Familiarity with software libraries and tools specific for Flight Dynamics & Mission Analysis (i.e. OreKit)
  • Familiarity with Linux systems and programming languages with focus on mathematical applications (i.e. Java, C++)
  • Strengths in analysis, synthesis and presentation, coupled with very good interpersonal skills and a proven ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and between teams.
  • Availability to work abroad for a limited period

Additional Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of system engineering standards and methodologies in aspects relevant to space operational systems;
  • Professional experience in operations and maintenance of Space Flight Dynamics systems
  • Knowledge in low thrust Electric Propulsion peculiarities applied to both Transfer Orbits and Station Keeping
  • Knowledge in Collision Avoidance field
  • foreign study or work experiences are considered an advantage