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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Activity for Arianespace’s initial mission in 2017 with the lightweight Vega is fully underway in French Guiana, where the launch vehicle’s build-up is starting and its Sentinel-2B payload has begun the pre-flight checkout process in preparation for an early March liftoff. This Vega mission is part of another busy year for Arianespace’s launch services, with a total of 12 flights targeted during the 12 months from French Guiana using its family of vehicles, composed of Veg...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:41:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe's accelerating expansion. An instrument assembly the company is developing, if selected by NASA for production, will be the core of the primary scientific instrument aboard the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), whose mission aims to uncover hundreds of millions more galaxies and reveal the physics that shapes them. Scientists and engineers recently began work devel...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:30:00 +0100
ATLAS - the master-planned d--evelopment situated at the epicenter of the Texas A&M Biocorridor, and ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company - conducted a formal groundbreaking ceremony today for ViaSat's new Texas facility. Set to be completed by mid-2018, the 89,000-square-foot complex will sit on 8.6 acres within ATLAS and is expected to house more than 200 ViaSat employees. The ViaSat team located in Bryan/College Station will primarily focus on the Compa...
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0100
At a ceremony today at ESO's Headquarters four contracts were signed for major components of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) that ESO is building. These were for: the casting of the telescope's giant secondary and tertiary mirrors, awarded to SCHOTT; the supply of mirror cells to support these two mirrors, awarded to the SENER Group; and the supply of the edge sensors that form a vital part of the ELT's huge segmented primary mirror control system, awarded to the FAMES consortium. The second...
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +0100
On the heels of a successful launch of the first ten Iridium NEXT satellites on Saturday, January 14th, Aireon announced today that it has signed a data services agreement with Isavia, the Icelandic Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). Isavia will deploy Aireon's space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) service throughout the Reykjavik Oceanic Control Area (OCA). In addition to providing enhanced redundancy to existing terrestrial surveillance resources in the southern p...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +0100
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will launch the next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch window is between 7:46 and 8:26 p.m. EST. SBIRS GEO Flight 3 was designed and built at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California, as the next in a series of Air Force satellites that provide multi-mission surveillance in the areas of missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awa...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) reached another milestone in developing the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the Factory Qualification Test of the Launch and Checkout System (LCS). GPS OCX will unleash dramatically increased performance and security of the GPS system that benefits millions of people worldwide. Raytheon tested 74 OCX segment requirements at its Aurora, Colorado, factory in a cyber-hardened enviro...
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:24:00 +0100
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet completed his first spacewalk last Friday together with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough. The duo spent five hours and 58 minutes outside the International Space Station to complete a battery upgrade to the outpost's power system. The main task was to replace nickel-hydrogen batteries that store electricity from the Station's solar panels with newer lithium-ion batteries that arrived recently aboard Japan's cargo vessel. Thomas and Shane's speed allowed them to p...
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:07:00 +0100
MCLEAN, Va. -  Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today the successful launch of its first ten Iridium NEXT satellites. The satellites were delivered into low-Earth orbit approximately one hour after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:54:39 a.m. PST. Iridium NEXT is the company’s next-generation satellite constellation, replacing and enhancing its existing network of low-Earth orbit satellites spanning the entire globe – the l...
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:37:00 +0100
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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:30:00 +0100
Aireon announced today the successful launch and deployment of the first ten satellites hosting its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system. Part of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, Aireon's space-based ADS-B network will transform air traffic management capabilities, providing real-time air traffic surveillance and flight tracking across 100 percent of the planet. Currently, more than 70 percent of the earth, including oceanic and remote airspace, has no...
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:35:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:52:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:36:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The report, now available on ASDReports, "Aerospace Robotics Market by Type (Scara, Cylindrical, Articulated, Catesian), Component (Controller, Processor, End Effector, Drive, Sensor) Technology (Traditional, Collaborative), Application and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", The aerospace robotics market is projected to grow from USD 1.81 Billion in 2016 to USD 4.54 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 16.55% during the forecast period. Factors such as increasing use of robots for efficient aircraft...
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:15:00 +0100
Some of us may be easing ourselves gently into the New Year, but for the team readying Sentinel-2B for liftoff on 7 March it's full steam ahead. On 5 January, the satellite was shipped from ESA's site in the Netherlands - where it had been undergoing testing since June - and arrived safe and sound in French Guiana the following day. The Sentinel-2 mission is designed as two satellites working in tandem - Sentinel-2A has been in orbit since June 2015. Offering 'colour vision' for Europe'...
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:39:00 +0100
Sentinel-2B has touched down in French Guiana, bringing the second satellite for Europe’s Copernicus program closer to its early March orbiting by Arianespace on a Vega lightweight launch vehicle. Arriving at Félix Eboué Airport near Cayenne last week, Sentinel-2B was delivered by a chartered Antonov An-124 cargo jetliner. Following its unloading process, the satellite was readied for transfer by road to the Spaceport. As a follow-on to Sentinel-2A – lofted by a...
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:30:00 +0100
The U.S. Air Force's next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was encapsulated on Jan. 7 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will launch on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Encapsulation refers to the sealing of the satellite in a protective launch vehicle fairing-one of the last steps a satellite must undergo before launch. The SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite is the latest to join an orbiti...
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:45:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:21-10-2009
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     Current job:Project Manager (Aerospace Certification)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services
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    OBJECTIVE

     

     

    To experience new challenges in an international Customer-oriented environment using technical and commercial expertise.



    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    March 2003    
    to
    Today
                                          

    DNV (Det Norske Veritas) France, Toulouse, France
    Aerospace Industrial Sector Manager and Lead Auditor-Key Customer Manager

     

    - Lead Assessor and Project Manager for the Ericsson BMUM unit assessment contract worldwide. In charge of managing the project and the audit campaign together with a team of two auditors.

    - In charge of developing and managing the EN9100/9120 Certification service for DNV in Europe and Russia.

    The position covers marketing, commercial and technical aspects:

    -          acquisition of new Customers,

    -          establishment of technical and commercial offers,

    -          follow-up of existing contracts,

    -          execution of projects including the management of audit teams,

    -          audit of Customers.

     

    - TL9000 Certification Lead Auditing.

    The position entails project management and audit of Customers.

     

    - ISO 14001 Project Management.

     

    Major Achievements:

    ISO14001 Certification and EN9100 training contracts achieved with Airbus.
    Project manager for the ISO14001 Certification (Phase I and II) of Airbus Worldwide.

    Project manager for the EN9100 Certification of SAAB in Sweden and South Africa.
    Project manager for the TL9000 Certification of Alcatel in Europe and Asia.

    Project Manager for Ericsson BMUM assessment worldwide. Leading a team of 3 auditors during the different phases of the activity.

    September 1999
    to
    February 2003:

     

    DNV (Det Norske Veritas) France, Toulouse, France

    Senior Product Assurance Engineer

     

    - Responsible for the quality aspects of platform parts for the METOP satellite assembled by Astrium Space.
    The position entailed:

    -          verifying that the quality of electronic equipment including antennas, solar panels and mechanical structure parts complied with the specifications issued by Astrium as well as the rules established by the European Space Agency,

    -          follow-up of subcontractors throughout the project life.


    April 1998
    to
    August 1999:

     

    Realix Technologies, Toulouse, France

    Product Assurance Engineer as sub-contractor to Alcatel Space Industries, Toulouse, France

    - Responsible for the quality aspects of payload parts for the Stentor and Nilesat102 telecommunications satellites assembled by Alcatel Space.

    The position entailed:

    -          verifying that the quality of the active antenna subsystem, TCR subsystem and deployable ultra light reflector complied with the specifications issued by Alcatel and the final Customer.


    December 1994
    to
    March 1998:

     

    Intecs Sistemi SpA (Matra Marconi Group), Toulouse, France
    Platform Engineer   
     
    - Engineering tasks on the Hot Bird 2 & 4 telecommunications satellites assembled by Matra Marconi Space.

    The position entailed:

    - drafting, compiling and verifying integration procedures for the electronic equipment, 

    - reporting activity following performance of electronic tests,

    - maintaining and updating the telemetries and commands database, 

    - authoring several software test routines used during the integration and testing processes,

    - involved in all phases of: the satellite integration for the Hot Bird 2 project, including the launch campaign at the Cape Canaveral Space Centre in Florida, USA.

    January 1993
      to
    November 1994:

     

    Matra Marconi Space, Toulouse, France

    Electronic Engineer

    - Study and start-up of an electronic catalogue using the Folio Views tool interfaced with information managing system.

    - Implementation of an IT tool developed by Intects Sistemi.


    January 1993
    to
    January 1994:

     

    Matra Marconi Space, Toulouse, France

    Trainee


    Involved in writing a software user's manual still operated by ESA laboratories in Nordwijck, Netherlands



    EDUCATION

    December 1992: Degree in Electronic Engineering (Polytechnic of Turin).

    Research thesis on the Codification of HDTV Images by Numerical Techniques at the TV Research Centre of Turin (CNR).

    Co-author of an Applied Electronic Exercise Study Manual (2 volumes). 



    COMPUTER LITERACY

     

    Experience with Windows XP, DIGITAL, VAX/VMS, UNIX, Apple, HP, (Pascal, Fortran, ETOL).

     

    LANGUAGES

    Italian (mother tongue)

    English (fluent)

    French (fluent)

    Spanish (good understanding)

    Russian (basics)

    INTERESTS

    Tennis, football, travel, watches, photography.

     


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