Orbital ATK Sr Orbit Analyst in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sr Orbit Analyst

Locations:Colorado Springs, CO

Categories: Engineering and Sciences


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Job ID:ETF20181605-45726

Sr Orbital Analyst – Colorado Springs, CO

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


Demonstrates a thorough understanding of flight dynamics principles, to include orbit determination, maneuver planning, and rendezvous and proximity operations for geosynchronous satellites. Creates standard products such as eclipse predictions, sun angle predictions, and nodal crossings. Maintains an accounting of fuel used / fuel remaining. Supports real-time satellite operations team to quickly respond to tasking requests from the customer to create new or modify existing mission & maneuver plans. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and uses established procedures to develop flight dynamics products. Work will be reviewed as needed for overall accuracy and judgement.

Required Qualifications:

CurrentTS/SCI clearance

A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) in Engineering

Minimum Four (4) years of related experience is required

Previous experience supporting real-time satellite operations is required

Working knowledge of Red Hat and Windows operating systems

Previous experience performing orbit determination, maneuver planning, contact planning required.

Previous experience with rendezvous and proximity operations desired, but not required

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:5-8 Years