Guidance, Navigation and Control Internship

Engineering · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Engineering
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is leading the way in the New Space revolution!  Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars.  We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems. We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications.  Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future. 


Guidance, Navigation and Control Intern

Summer Internship

Pay Range:  $21.00 / Hour

Location: Lafayette, CO


Job Responsibilities


From LEO to GEO and to Mars, BCT is on the forefront of developing small satellite technology and is looking for a summer intern to help the Guidance, Navigation and Control  team with continuing and improving its high precision attitude control platform. BCT now has multiple Guidance, Navigation and Control platforms and spacecraft on-orbit, so your contributions could soon be flying in space! In this position, you will work with teams on the design, analysis, test, and deployment of  Guidance, Navigation and Control subsystems for small spacecraft ranging from CubeSat-sized (10 cm square) up to ESPA- class (24 x 28 x 38 inches).  The environment also offers opportunities to support analyzing on-orbit operation data, help develop new technologies and capabilities, and work with small satellite hardware.


Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Pursuing bachelors or advanced degree in an engineering discipline with focus on aerospace or systems and control
  • 2+ years of relevant work or academic experience in Guidance, Navigation and Control, including, but not limited to, embedded systems, classic control theory, orbital mechanics, software development, etc.
  • Experience with MATLAB or another similar programming language
  • Enthusiasm for the space industry


Optional, Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully on projects or in a team environment
  • Experience with spacecraft Guidance, Navigation and Control subsystems
  • Ability to operate independently under minimal supervision


Working Conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, use hands, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Cathy Juntunen at 720-450-8252 or HR@bluecanyontech.com.


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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Intern
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level