Mechanical Design of CubeSat Deployers

Start Date: February 2022

About us

Space Resources Laboratory is a space subsystem provider with focus on the small satellite industry. Our products include CubeSat platforms, CubeSat deployers, Micro-propulsion systems etc. Our aim is to exploit the small satellite industry and make space more accessible to everyone.

Project Description

We are looking for a marketing individual currently pursuing master’s in Engineering at a UK based University. We are currently working on the design for standard CubeSat platforms which can be sold commercially-off-the-shelf (COTS). You will be required to design CubeSat deployers and produce drawings for manufacturing. Ideally you will be pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Propulsion Engineering, Automobile Engineering, or any other relevant field for this role.


  • Study spacecraft design procedure

  • Design and model CubeSat deployers using a CAD software (Ideally Siemens NX)

  • Optimise the design and design procedure

  • Produce drawings of the models

  • Prepare technical documents and presentations


Essential Skills

  • Proficiency in 3D modelling CAD packages (Ideally Siemens NX, other software may be considered, and training will be provided to use Siemens NX)

  • Proficiency in producing drawings for manufacturing

  • Basic understanding of FEA for satellite structures

  • Ability to work on short deadlines


Optional Skills

  • Ability to perform detailed FEA on structures is appreciated but not essential

  • Knowledge of Animation packages like Blender, Cinema4D and 3DSMAX

Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK

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