Intern with Spaceship ECSAT team

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  • Added Date: Wednesday, 01 November 2023
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Internship Opportunity in the Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration Programmes.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

Location Harwell

Our team and mission

This position is based at the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT) - Harwell, UK

IMPORTANT: Due to the location of the ECSAT, only the students enrolled in a UK University or students with a UK citizenship or the right to work in the UK can apply to this internship.

The Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration s the main ESA entity in charge of supporting and coordinating efforts towards the current and the future endeavours of human spaceflight. The exploration activities are part of the strategic plans in securing a central role for Europe with respect to the global initiatives. The European Exploration Envelope Programme (E3P) is integrating the ESA activities in this field to ensure a single exploration process.

The โ€œSpaceship ECSATโ€ initiative is investigating low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) technologies for supporting the future cislunar space mission as well as surface activities on the Moon and Mars as part of the Exploration Preparation, Research and Technology (ExPeRT) team. This multidisciplinary, innovation-driven team composed by researchers, graduate and undergraduate students is based at the ESA European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT). The mission statement of โ€œSpaceship ECSATโ€ is centered on three main pillars: connect, inspire and advance. The founding idea behind this initiative is toprepare the future of Space exploration. To do so, a pragmatic and research focused approach is adopted, and knowledge acquired is disseminated within ESA, partners and the relevant scientific community.

Within Spaceship ECSAT, we have a number of fields where we carry out different projects. These fields are:

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