One of the key components of a satellite is called the Electrical Ground Support Equipment, or EGSE for short. This device is responsible for testing all parts of the satellite before it’s integrated into the rocket, and is a pretty advanced piece of equipment. As an engineer working on the EGSE, your responsibilities will include designing voltage regulating or current limiting power buses, which are used to power components of the EGSE, and to simulate a solar panel input to the satellite. You’ll be responsible for designing circuits that monitor Resistive Temperature Detectors (RTD), which includes voltage dividers and analog to digital converters. Some minor programming experience, too, will be used, as you’ll be using an Arduino to read values from the satellite.
-Exposure to electrical circuit design