Benchmark Space Systems is focused on providing the most cost-effective propulsion solution for your Small Satellite mission needs, from simple orbit adjustments to high-agility maneuvers. Our patented and proprietary innovations have been specifically designed to improve safety and capability for spacecraft ranging from 3U through ESPA class.


Benchmark Space Systems current facility supports all aspects of operations with office,laboratory and manufacturing spaces. Additional space is being procured to support planned growth and higher volume manufacturing. A list of some of our essential equipment and software includes:

3D Solid Modeling & Design
Finite Element Analysis
  • ANSYS Mechancical Enterprise
  • Solidworks Simulation
Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • ANSYS Fluent
  • Solidworks Flow Simulation
In-house modeling and simulation codes
Thermal vacuum chamber
  • Vacuum level capability of 10-6 Torr
  • Temperature range  of -80 to 80 Celsius
Vacuum Chamber Hot-Fire Thrust Stand
  • Thrust level capability of 10 mN to 3 N
  • Vacuum level capability of 10-3 Torr
Electronics and Software Test Bench
  • Automated software testing
  • Temperature
  • Mass and volumetric flow rate
  • Pressure
  • Voltage
  • Current
  • Wave forms
3D Printing
  • MakerBot Replicator
  • Formlabs Form
Data Acquisition Software
  • Python
  • LabVIEW
ESD Standard Operating Procedure
Chemical handling SOP


October 1, 2020
Spring 2021 Internship


Benchmark Space Systems has an opening for our Spring 2021 Internship program. Interns will work closely with engineers to design, build and test the next-generation of chemical propulsion products for small satellites. Interns will gain valuable knowledge in industry best practices, use of engineering software, and documenting and presenting engineering test results.

• Support an interdisciplinary engineering team
• Execute engineering test plans
• Source hardware components and review drawings

• Currently majoring in an engineering, computer science, or physics program(or closely related field)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent analytical and mathematical skills

• All internships are paid positions
• All interns work directly with engineers and will participate in each step of the design process
• Flexible scheduling
• Housing stipend is available for out-of-state candidates

About Benchmark Space Systems

Benchmark Space Systems was founded in 2017 to serve the rapidly growing small satellite and cubesat market. Our first products, the Starling, Halcyon, and Peregrine propulsion systems, extend the duration of, and enable new customer missions. Future products will continue to revolutionize the small satellite ecosystem. Benchmark is committed to employee’s professional development, providing formal training and a strong internship program.

Benchmark Space Systems is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applications are strongly encouraged by candidates who belong to groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields.
August 12, 2020
Electro-Mechanical Technician

Benchmark Space Systems has an immediate opening for the position of Electro-Mechanical Technician. Applicants should have a High School diploma or GED with at least 5 years of professional experience, or a 2-year technical degree with at least 3 years of professional experience.

The Technician will be responsible for supporting all departments at Benchmark Space Systems including high fidelity production work, low TRL research and development, and general maintenance of test equipment and facilities. Primary tasking will include working with chemical propulsion systems, data acquisition, operating environmental and vacuum chambers, mechanical and electronics assembly, operation of thrust stands, lab equipment inventory, chemical handling, and receiving & inspection.

Required Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or GED

• Minimum 3 years of experience in an engineering lab technician role

• Experience in hands-on fabrication and assembly in a relevant field

• Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings, diagrams, schematics, and manuals

• Aptitude to document work within an MRP system

• The ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

• Previous experience and/or certifications within the aerospace and defense industry

• Experience working with propulsion systems

• Component quality and dimensional inspection experience

• Ability to operate thermal cycling chambers and vacuum chambers

• Experience working in a clean room environment

• Vacuum equipment experience

• Current or ability to obtain J-STD soldering and/or inspection certification.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

• Inventory management and material handling experience

• Strong organization, record-keeping, and written/verbal communication skills

• Basic wet chemistry practices and safe handling of hazardous materials

• Basic machining skills (drilling, milling, lathe, tapping, etc.)

• Experience with LabVIEW, Python, or other scripting languages


• Assembly of mechanical and electrical flight hardware, facilities, and test equipment

• Inspection of components and ware to verify tolerances and fits

• Conduct qualification and acceptance testing on mechanical and electrical hardware

• Maintain test logbooks, in a neat and organized manner

• Pump down, monitor, and be responsible for the operation of thermal cycling and vacuum chambers (including working with liquid nitrogen)

• Operate propulsion test stand equipment with limited direction

• Maintain or create documentation during fault finding, maintenance or upgrade activities

Job Type: Full-time


• 401(k)

• Dental Insurance

• Health Insurance

• Paid Time Off


• Monday to Friday

Work Remotely:

• No

Contact Us

Benchmark Space Systems
44 Lakeside Ave, Suite 8
Burlington, VT 05401

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