Attitude and Orbit Control System Engineer

  • Tokyo
  • Remote OK
  • Full-time
  • December 13, 2023
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Language Requirements
Japanese: Business Level
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

About the Role

Design, develop, test and maintain the attitude and orbit control system of the satellite. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Develop the control system software that runs in the resource-limited computer inside the satellite.
    • Document, test, and automate the testing and calibration.
  • Perform mission requirement analysis and its implementation to the attitude and orbit control system.
  • Perform Sensor and actuator selection for each project.
  • Research and test new sensors and actuators in the market for the control system of the satellite to be used in future projects.
  • Perform verification by data analysis, testing and simulation.
  • Run testing, calibration, data analysis and support before and after the launch.
  • Develop a high-fidelity simulator that simulates orbital environment, attitude and orbit dynamics, sensor/actuator models.
  • Other tasks as required.


Mandatory Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any engineering field.
  • Software development experience (3+ years of business experience) 
  • Technical Skills (one of the following):
    • Professional experience (3 or more years) in spacecraft attitude or orbit control system development, including design, simulation, parameter tuning, performance analysis, troubleshooting, etc.
    • Professional experience (3 or more years) in C++ and Python software development for control systems, such as automotive, robots, factory automation, etc. AND Experience in modern software development (Agile, CI/CD, Docker, etc.)
  • Language Skills (one of the following):
    • Business English 
    • Business Japanese and basic English

Axelspace is a pioneer in the micro-satellite industry. Founded in 2008, they want to democratize space technology for daily use.

They started their AxelGlobe business in 2015 to provide a new Earth observation infrastructure using micro-satellites. They also used the first mass-produced satellite production tech in Japan to launch 5 satellites from 2019 to 2021.

With their new service, “Axel Liner,” utilizing a small-satellite mass production system, they can use their satellite projects to support clients outside the space industry.

As the world faces pivotal stages in democratizing satellite development and satellite imagery, Axelspace is actively looking for people who want to take on the challenge of making a global impact with micro-satellite technology. If this is something that excites you, join Axelspace in making their vision of “Space within your reach” come true.

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