Abigail Chubb completed a co-op with Northrop Grumman last summer. The aerospace engineering major wrote about her experience below.
I worked in the Mission Operations Development Department, as part of the Tactical Space Systems Sector, within the Space Systems Division. The responsibility of the Mission Operations department is to manage satellite operations from preparation & rehearsal activities to launch and early-orbit phases of a mission. My main projects were to help design and test user interface pages for a proprietary ground system satellite software and develop a technical document outlining typical mission rehearsal activities.
I feel I discovered that Northrop Grumman’s values closely align with mine and my passion for this country, national defense, and the protection of our freedoms. The opportunity to work for such a great company really excites me, and I think this internship affirmed my interest in this realm of the aerospace industry.