Job interests Spacecraft Operations and Mission Control Systems,
Astrodynamics, Mission Analysis, Space systems design, Orbital Determination,
SpaceVehicles Dynamics, Spacecraft Thermal Analysis, Logistics, Space operations.
Education Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Master, Space Engineering, April 2011 - Grade: 100/110
Thesis topic: Orbital Determination of Near Earth Objects using
Taylor Differential Algebra
Adviser: Professor Michèle Lavagna
Co-advisers: Ing. Roberto Armellin, Ph.D; Ing. Pierluigi Di Lizia, Ph.D.
Area of Study: Space systems, Orbital Mechanics and Astrodynamics,
Attitude determination and control,
Spacecraft dynamics, Control systems, Space structures
analysis and design, Spacecraft Thermal Analysis, Numerical Mathematics
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Bachelor., Aerospace Engineering, July 2006 - Grade: 99/110
Thesis topic: Analisi preliminare di missione di un telescopio spaziale LIDAR
Adviser: Professor Franco Bernelli Zazzera
Liceo Scientifico D.Bramante, Magenta, Italy
High School Grade, Liceo scientifico, July 2002 - Grade: 100/100
Spacecraft Controller at ESA/ESOC January 2012 to today
for SERCO Services GmbH
Controller/Mission Planner for GOCE and Cryosat-2 missions
GNC test engineer May 2011 to January 2012
Intecs S.p.A. (Aerospace division)
Testing of Automatic Flight Control System of military helicopters (guidance filters,
control laws, flight dynamics modes). UNIX/SUN, VALID, Excel environments.
Trainee May 2005 to September 2005
Carlo Gavazzi Space, Milan, Italy
Structural analysis/mission analysis internship
Subjects: Patran analysis and design of a preliminary telescope model and
preliminary mission design of a LIDAR telescope (Feasibility study)
Supervisors: Massimiliano Olivier, Alessandro Bursi
Contributing editor and writer November 2008 to today
Italian Space and Astronautics Association, ISAA, Lecco, Italy
ISAA Board of Directors (elected 2010-2012)
ISAA is a non-profit association with the primary goal of spreading astronautical
sciences in Italy and abroad
Co-director of AstronautiNews magazine
Languages Italian - mother tongue
English - proficient user (10+ years study, TOEFL certification)
French - proficient user (8+ years study)
Russian – short introductory course
Organizational skills Team Leader of XERO academic Feasibility Study (Space Systems
design course, 2007/2008)
European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO), 2007/2008 Programmatics team
Google Lunar X Prize Student Competition, 2008, Italian team
ISAA Convention organization team (2010,2011)
Computer skills Proficient user : SCOS 2000, MatLab, Femap, Nastran, Patran, Satellite ToolKit, COMSOL
Multiphysics, Simulink, Solid Edge
Academic user: COSY Infinity, C
Other: LaTeX, MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, iOS
Certifications Spacecraft Controller general training at VEGA Space GmbH in January 2012
GOCE mission specific training and certification (February/April 2012)
Cryosat-2 mission specific training and certification (February/April 2012)
Student workshops Student Planetary Workshop 2008, ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Nederlands
Speaker of: Team Italia activities in the Google Lunar X Prize competition
Google Lunar X Prize Student Competition 2008, International Space University
Design of a lunar mission with the same constraints of GLXP
ESMO Italian workshop 2007, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Speaker of: ESMO Programmatics aspects
Other activities AstronautiCON 3, Convention of Italian Space and Astronautics Association, 2008,
Montecatini Terme, Italy
Speaker of: A look to Orbital Mechanics and spacecraft maneuvers
AstronautiCON 4, Convention of Italian Space and Astronautics Association, 2009,
Organization team. Guest NASA astronaut Michael Fincke
AstronautiCON 5, Convention of Italian Space and Astronautics Association, 2010,
Organization team. Guest ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti
Personal interests Science, astronautics, traveling, foreign languages, history, cooking, piano
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