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Entry Level Console Engineer

Centuria Corporation is seeking an Entry Level Console Engineer to support Ground Systems and Mission Operations (GSMO) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Greenbelt, MD.

The Ground Systems and Mission Operations (GSMO) program provides support for the engineering services for ground systems and mission operations support in all phases of mission life cycle. The scope of the program includes concept studies, development, integration, test, verification, operations, and sustainment of mission operations systems and subsystems, and operations and procedures.

The Entry Level Console Engineer will support the Ground Systems and Operations (GSMO) program’s Earth Observing System (EOS) Flight Operations Team.


  • Conduct routine mission specific real-time spacecraft/satellite flight operations for the Aqua, Aura or Terra missions, in accordance with the EOS Flight Operations Team’s established standard operating procedures and best practices. 
  • Monitor spacecraft telemetry
  • Take appropriate action when limit alerts are received
  • Uplink daily loads to the spacecraft (ephemeris/NAV & stored command loads)
  • Manage the onboard solid state recorder and ensure that all science data is captured on the ground
  • Configure the ground system for passes and other activities
  • Run console operations for special events, such as drag make up maneuvers or inclination maneuvers, as scheduled
  • Perform hardware, software and interface tests as directed by the Operations Manager
  • Implement the daily operations plans required to collect and deliver mission science and engineering data. 
  • Perform any real-time planning or re-planning necessary to mitigate mission or data risks incurred by flight-segment or ground-segment anomalies. 
  • Verify flight system configuration and monitor and evaluate flight system and component state-of-health during real-time spacecraft contacts. 
  • Train new team members to become flight certified. 
  • Review and update online documentation (SOPs). 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering


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