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Development of a Thrust Measurement Device

About us

Space Resources Laboratory is a space subsystem provider specialising in propulsion systems for nanosatellites. Our products and services include Satellite Integration, Launch Services, Ground Services and Subsystems including CubeSat platforms, PocketQube platforms, Attitude Determination and Control Systems, Power systems for satellites and Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) systems.

Project Description

We are looking to recruit for a Mechanical Systems Internship role advertised as a part of the MSc Thesis Project. This project is to develop a thrust measurement rig to measure the thrust generated by our propulsion systems. This is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in the space industry with the potential of converting this internship into a full-time role.


  • Research on existing Thrust Measurement Methodologies

  • Mechanical Design of test rig on CAD software

  • Finite Element Modelling and Analysis (Structural)

  • Producing Technical Drawings

  • Analytical decision making by quantification

  • Regular meetings with different departments

  • Regular reporting to point of contact

  • Technical documentation based on company standards


Essential Skills

  • Thorough understanding subject matter

  • Experience with CAD software

  • Experience with FEA

  • Ability to take charge on technical development

  • Ability to work on-site


Optional Skills

  • Animation design tools such as blender, Cinema4D, 3DSMAX

  • 3D printing experience

  • Ability to use LaTeX


To apply for this role please send an email with your updated CV and a dedicated cover letter to

Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK

MSc Thesis Project


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