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Thermal — Intern (Fall 2024)

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • San Francisco
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  • The candidate must be pursuing a technical degree, have a passion for hardware development, demonstrate hands-on design and testing skills, and be a US citizen or have a Green Card. They should be available for at least 40 hours per week and work onsite in San Francisco for a minimum of 3 days a week. Bonus points for CAD experience, knowledge of thermal analysis software, electronics systems design, and aerospace project experience.
  • The Thermal intern at Astranis Space Technologies will collaborate with the engineering team to design, analyze, and test satellite hardware, perform thermal analysis on various components, design and test thermal solutions, develop integration processes, and conduct thermal vacuum testing and verification.


  • Currently pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in mechanical, aerospace, or equivalent technical degree (e.g. physics or applied math)
  • A passion and enthusiasm for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware from scratch.
  • US Citizenship or Green Card
  • 40 hours per week minimum
  • Must be onsite in San Francisco 3 days a week minimum
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.
  • Bonus:
  • Experience with CAD
  • Experience with analytical software thermal analysis such as ANSYS and Thermal Desktop
  • Experience with electronics systems design and packaging
  • Experience (projects or previous internships) related to aerospace


  • Work together with the engineering team to design, evaluate, build, and test satellite hardware and/or software.
  • Support design trades that successfully balance performance margins, resource use, risk, cost, and schedule.
  • Perform thermal analysis to varying degrees of fidelity (simplified to detailed) on a variety of different types of hardware such as propulsion components, batteries, high powered electronics, RF components, mechanisms, and printed circuit boards (PCBs).
  • Design, evaluate, procure and test thermal solutions such as heaters, heat pipes, thermal interface materials, and surface coatings.
  • Develop processes and procedures for integration and assembly which ensure thermal design intent is met. Collaborate with the integration and test team in the installation of thermal hardware as needed.
  • Plan and run thermal vacuum testing and verification at the component and spacecraft level.

Small, low-cost communications satellites, in higher orbits.

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Astranis is building small, low-cost telecommunications satellites. Our mission is to help get online the 4 billion people who are without internet access.