Positions in MIST starting in August 2023 – work in a real space project and earn academic credits

Interesting positions open for 2023-2024


The MIST project is now in its advanced functional testing phase on the lab bench and the plan is to have the satellite integrated as soon as possible and proceed to environmental tests on the integrated satellite.

This project phase is such that two-semester student assignments provide the best learning opportunity for students and the quickest progress for the project. Students are offered to work for credits (usually 15 credits) on challenging tasks in the technical areas below:

  • Satellite integration
  • Satellite mechanical test preparation, execution and evaluation.
  • Thermal test preparation, execution and evaluation.
  • Attitude control analysis, simulations and flight planning.
  • Functional testing and flight simulations.
  • On-board software: Verification and maintenance of this student-developed subsystem during flight simulations and development of updates and bug fixes.
  • Ground station:
    • Use of the station in satellite ground tests
    • Mission planning.
  • Preparing the NanoProp propulsion system for flight and make plans for its use.

C, C#, and Python coding skills are useful in “On-board software, “Attitude control” and “Functional testing”. “Hands-on” experience in electronics and mechanical work most welcome.

You can, if you wish, use your work for credits to define a later M.Sc. thesis in MIST.

You can get an impression of what student work on from these student presentations at the end of the fall 2022 semester. 

For more info e-mail the project manager Sven Grahn (sveng@kth.se). Apply to rymdcenter@sci.kth.se no later than Monday, 17 April, 2023. Your application shall not exceed 500 words plus a one-page CV. Please indicate your primary and secondary task preferences.

Students will be selected in early May 2023 and they will start their work in the project on Monday, 28 August 2023.

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