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How can one become a satellite engineer or programmer, what are the different resources available and career prospects?

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The 21st century is the age of technology. In this regard, the communication and remote sensing are the drivers of that chain. But you know, what is out there which is enabling us to communicate or personalized. A big answer is the space technologies, more precisely satellites. So those who are looking for the career as a satellite engineer or programmer here is plenty of useful information.

Few words about satellites importance in everyday life

There are broadly two types of satellites on the basis of their orbiting mechanism, one is called geosynchronous and another one is called, sun-synchronous. The basic difference lies between these two is that, the geosynchronous satellites are synchronized with the rotation of the earth, hence we can judge the single point phenomenon at a time on the earth. Such satellites are commonly used for the remote sensing,  weather forecasting, etc.

On the other hand, the sun-synchronous satellites are those who are synchronized with the sun movement, means they have the broader scope to acquire the exact behavior of the earth and other celestial bodies.

Why is a career in satellites moving up?

As we discussed the changes in the lifestyle of the people, today nearly 80percent of the population of the world is using smartphones network and other internet-based utilities. Right from the services, trade, health, education, politics, reminiscences, jobs, etc are totally based on the internet in a real time.

The agricultural prospect is one of the biggest application of the development of the satellite. Today satellites are termed to be the most crucial item for the foodsecurity in the country because the real time information regarding the weather and climate change events are much precisely done only through the satellites.

Defense prospects are also one of the leading ways, any of the nation's progress in terms of the defense and national security is based on that nation's space developments projects or simply satellites based approach towards the defense development.

Maritime surveillance, projectors have claimed that in the near future the world war will occur only due to the reason of water scarcity. Thus it becomes very very important to have the keen eyes vigil across all the maritime bodies, like Indianocean, thebay of Bengal and Arabian sea, in thecase of India.

Whatever the domains we have discussed just above are clearly depicting the picture of thedearthof Indian as well as foreign individuals who can take up the career in the space science, mostly the satellite programmer or engineer.

Job description and career requirements

Satellites engineers and programmerswork with the satellite systems, the work for the establishment of the satellites by developing infrastructure, developing programs and enabling loading features, collects the data and finally tests the systems.

In this article, I amgonna tell you about the what are the basic qualification needed, what are the colleges available in the country, salary profiles and some more other alternatives to the late students.

Technical view and career of satellite engineer and programmers

Satellite engineers arethosewho design the programs that direct the path of the satellites and keep their operations efficiently and properly in the space. They create the satellite commanding systems that intangiblecontrol the satellite fromthe earth,they also, judge the behavior of the satellite.

Education qualifications

engineers just out of school may enter the workforce as junior-level associate engineers or junior researchers in the developed nations like us, Canada.” – Mr. Srinivasan( ISRO programmer)

One must possess a degree from the recognized institution in the field of aerospace, mechanical or electrical engineering tofulfill his dream of the satellite programmer or engineer.

Definitely, if one possess a master degree on the same domains than the chances are higher than those of graduation.

 

Job skills

One must have the Analytical knowledge, good with details, specialized knowledge in the field, ability to write computer software programs,  aswell as excellent communication skills.

 

Colleges and institute for satellite engineers

There are only a few government top colleges present in india,for the satellite engineeringcareer.

  • IIT MADRAS
  • IIT BOMBAY
  • IISM, BANGALORE
  • IIS, BANGALORE
  • TATA SCIENCE MEMORIAL, BOMBAY

Limited quota seats are available to the IIT JEE qualified topper students, who can directly opt for the ISRO space science developments technical degree course and can become satellite engineer or programmer.

 

There is ahuge scope in the united states and china for the satellite development career, hundreds of the institutes undertake the pioneer students from the globe.

 

Salaries and perks

Since it is a highly qualified and very tedious job, one get a salary wich is just awesome in case of India. Apart from the salary, the perks which are enjoyed by the officers if the national space organizationsprogrammers and engineers are well enough.

Trends show that Only the creamy layer students are qualified for the satellite developers, engineers and programmer posts, hence the competition is quite high. But I the coming future,the strength of the nation is in the development of the science and technology, so a big opportunity is waiting for those students who are in the secondary or higher secondary phases. Our best wishes are with them, do explore the space field, have a broad vision, perform well, and get into the race. Nothing is impossible.

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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