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Parsons Corporation Orbit Analyst/Mission Planner in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Job Description:

Job Description:

Parsons Mission Solutions Team is looking for an Orbit Analysis/Mission Planner to perform Orbit Analysis on multiple satellite missions on orbit and to be launched. This position will have multiple responsibilities to include Orbit Analysis, planning mission unique operations for different spacecraft including table management. Two or more years of experience in Astrodynamics and Orbit Analysis is expected, but training will be given to candidates for skills in Orbit Analysis and or Mission Planning as needed. This position supports Satellite Operations for a unique satellite systems in Colorado Springs, CO. T his is an onsite role with possibility of weekend and/or shift work.

Responsibilities :

  • Knowledge of orbital mechanic fundamentals relative to flight trajectories

  • Support operations to include satellite launch and early orbit operations, on-orbit operations, and end-of-life

  • Pre-mission astrodynamics analyses for satellites in various orbit regimes

  • Analyses of satellite and constellation access, coverage, lifetime, and additional trade studies

  • Launch window analysis

  • Maneuver planning and optimization analyses with operational support for orbit transfer and station keeping maneuvers

  • Propellant budgeting analyses, on-orbit fuel requirements, and mission lifetime estimates

  • Orbit determinations to specify tracking system parameters, define the orbital state, and predict orbital events

  • Concept of operations (ConOps) development

  • Position requires knowledge of spacecraft mission operations

  • Mission sequence of events definition

  • Participation in mission rehearsals to simulate orbital analysis tasks performed in operations

  • Support payload mission, scheduling, data trending and analysis, real-time operations, and spacecraft anomaly identification and resolution

  • Support and coordinate with Operations Director and mission partners in the daily coordination of orbit analysis and mission planning to include anomaly resolution, system conflicts and daily status as required

  • Daily tasking generating satellite visibilities to include but not limited to: Two Line Elements (TLEs), Vector Covariance Matrix (VCM), Orbit Event, and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) predictions

  • Provide input to assist with multiple aspects of orbital-related issues, such as message handling, troubleshooting, training, and other types of support related to orbital analysis

Required Skills/Abilities :

  • Able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

  • B.S. in Engineering, Physics, or related field, or 8+ years of relevant experience, or no degree and 10+ years related technical experience

  • Able to follow, maintain, and create complicated mathematical Astrodynamics algorithms

  • Experience with orbital operations and mission management

  • Experience with software systems, development environments, or programming languages is required

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with and communicate with all levels of management and individual contributors on the program team

  • Analyze activities associated with both ground operational systems and spacecraft operational systems

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of tools

  • Experience with Ground equipment

Desired Skills/Abilities

  • Experience in integration, and/or verification and validation

  • Experience with complex satellite ground systems, particularly previous deployment of developed systems to ground station operations

  • Experience working in an Agile or DevOps development environment, being part of a highly integrated team working closely with the spacecraft, software, hardware, integration and development

  • Experience in GNSS/GPS processing

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Clearance requirement: Secret (Top Secret desired)

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$92,200.00 - $161,400.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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