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Las Vegas, NV, United States

RebelSat UNLV was founded on inspiring students in the field of aerospace engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Currently, our team is focused on the development of the RebelSat-1 spacecraft. We are developing novel on-orbit maneuvering techniques to aid in the progression of space technology development and the advancement of space exploration.


RebelSat is looking for students who have extensive experience in radio frequency and antenna communications disciplines. Communications engineers are responsible for integrating the antenna on the satellite with the ground station at UNLV. Communications engineers are involved in the upkeep and operation of the ground station as well.


  • Construct ground station elements and ensure their interoperability with the rest of the ground station elements.

  • Willingness to learn about unfamiliar parts and elements of the ground station and why they are being used.

  • Documentation of build methods and techniques for future use.

  • Troubleshooting build issues as they arise.

  • Maintenance of equipment after the main build is complete.


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree as a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) student.


  • Ability to follow assembly instructions, and use critical thinking skills to solve construction problems due to unclear or inaccurate instructions.

  • Ability to suggest solutions and communicate them with the rest of the team.

  • Basic knowledge of tool usage including wrenches, drills, fasteners, etc. along with the ability to recognize issues before they become major problems such as loose bolts, misalignments, etc.


  • Ability to work weekdays and weekends as necessary (flexible). Currently the ground station build schedule is Sunday mornings.

  • Export control course clearance via CITI Program.


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

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