Date of birth: 01/04/1979
Place of birth: Isernia
05/2013 – current
05/2016 – current,
AIT System Lead/AIT Manager deputy
AIT System Lead and AIT Manager Deputy on Electra project:
Support the AIT Manager and take over tasks e.g.:
Overall AIT technical responsible of the project
AIT Schedule responsible
AIT mechanical/propulsion lead
Definition of AIT flow, GSE and facility concept
Support AIT manager in planning activities
Support AIT manager to build up the AIT team
Support SE / AIV to the design regarding AIT aspects
Standardize AIT documentation (AIT Plan, Facility Plan, GSE Deployment Plan / Specs, AIT Risk register, Procedures, etc.)
Ensure GSE suitability
Control of the technical coherency and consistency of documents and GSE
Definition and maintenance of I/F to Engineering, AIV, PA
Support to preparation and participation to test reviews (IRR/TRR, PTR) in coordination with AIT Manager
Organise Results Data review and approval
Organise and maintain AIT Data storage for project
Define and manage AIT tools usage for the project
05/2013 – 04/2016,
Propulsion System Responsible
Propulsion System Responsible for GALILEO FOC program Batch 1 and 2:
Overall responsibility of Galileo propulsion team (engineering/AIV/AIT)
Overall responsibility of Galileo propulsion subsystem modules
Overall responsibility of test execution and verification.
Participation and preparation of TRR, PTR and NRB.
Subcontract management of module supplier and fuelling supplier.
Support to the Propulsion PA.
Technical responsible and supervisor for Galileo FOC Fuelling activities (Galileo FOC M1, M2, M3 and M4 launch campaigns).
Propulsion AIT Team Leader.
06/2012 – 04/2013
AkkA Technologies Gmbh
Consultant at OHB System (Galileo FOC Program)
Propulsion AIV/AIT Engineer
GALILEO FOC batch 1 and 2 Propulsion AIV/AIT Responsible
Technical responsible for Galileo FOC Fuelling activities
08/2006 – 05/2012
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA
AIT Department :
AIT Test Engineer / Propulsion Test Engineer
Sentinel 3 Propulsion Test Responsible
AIT management for GLOBALSTAR 2 launch campaign preparation.
AIT Programs Industrialization (planning, tasks, technical matter, Supplier Management) for GLOBALSTAR 2, Sentinel 1, Sentinel 3, Cosmo 2nd Generation satellites.
Hydrazine Fuelling Test conductor support/SCAPE operator for GLOBALSTAR 2 launch campaigns 2 and 3 in Baykonur Cosmodrome Soyuz (CSI).
Propulsion Test Conductor of the Final Propulsion Test for 24 satellites of GLOBALSTAR 2 program.
Test conductor support/ SCAPE operator of Hydrazine Fuelling operations and PGSE decontamination for COSMO FM4 launch campaign in VAFB Delta 2 (USA).
Propulsion Engineering (Layout design, Test Requirements, Test Data analysis) for GLOBALSTAR 2, O3B, Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 3 programs.
Propulsion Flight Hardware procurement as expert member in ITT/TEB.
Propulsion Ground Support Equipment (PGSE) design/procurement/specification for GLOBALSTAR 2, Cosmo 2nd generation, Sentinel 1, Sentinel 3, Galileo FOC.
AIT system engineer for COSMO Skymed FM2 during the environmental test phase in Cannes at TASF.
Propulsion Test Engineer for COSMO Sky-Med, GLOBALSTAR and RADARSAT 2 programs.
SCAPE operator of Hydrazine Fuelling operations and PGSE decontamination for COSMO FM3 launch campaign in VAFB Delta 2 (USA).
SCAPE operator of Hydrazine Fuelling operations and PGSE decontamination for RADARSAT 2 launch campaign in Baykonur Cosmodrome Soyuz (CSI).
Thermal Vacuum Test conductor for COSMO FM2, COSMO FM3, GIOVE B and MD2 satellites.
SCAPE operator of Hydrazine Fuelling operations and PGSE decontamination for GLOBASTAR FM68, FM69, FM71, FM72 Launch SOYOUZ 7 launch campaign in Baykonur Cosmodrome Soyuz (CSI).
SCAPE operator of Hydrazine Fuelling operations and PGSE decontamination for GLOBASTAR FM65, FM66, FM67, FM70 Launch SOYOUZ 8 launch campaign in Baykonur Cosmodrome Soyuz (CSI).
AIT Mechanical Operator for Globalstar FM65, FM66, FM67, FM68, FM69, FM70, FM71 and FM72 during integration, environmental test and Launch Campaigns phases.
AIT Mechanical Operator for COSMO Skymed PFM and FM2 during integration and environmental test phases.
Alignments Software Engineer for developing and applicability.
Alignment Test conductor for GLOBALSTAR and COSMO programs.
07/2005 – 07/2006
stage at Alcatel Alenia Space Italy
Satellite integration, mechanical verification and launch operations.
Alignment test software development and design
Alignment tests operator for GIOVE-B and COSMO PFM satellite
AIT Mechanical operator and test procedure for COSMO PFM satellite.
AIT Mechanical operator and test procedure for GIOVE-B satellite.
Thermal vacuum test preparation for GIOVE-B and COSMO PFM satellites.
Mechanical environmental test support for GIOVE-B.
Data acquisition System operator: Thermal vacuum test for COSMO PFM satellite.
Thesis work / work experience at IMT engineering consultants, aimed at the industrialisation of the work carried out for the thesis.
Responsible: Eng. Giorgio Perrotta
Collaboration with the “La Sapienza “ aerospace propulsion system laboratory on the MPD (magneto plasma dynamic) system and on new chemical propulsion systems.
Responsible: Eng. Giorgio Paccani
Degree in Aerospace Engineering (5 year) obtained in the academic year 2003/2004. Grade: 105/110, “La Sapienza” University of Rome.
Title: Comparison of new chemical propulsion technologies; their applications on satellites constellation mission for remote sensing.
The thesis focuses on the design of a remote sensing mission, made up of 8 small satellites weighing 200 Kg each. A typical mission application is the monitoring of natural and manmade disasters.
A detailed study of the Satellites bus and payloads was performed including 5 optical cameras, AOCS, Power, and TT&C subsystems. Yet the mission analysis included the mass and power budgets of the satellites.
Three cold gas propulsion systems were designed and developed by using butane, ammonia and nitrous oxide. Three more cold-gas propulsion systems were designed and developed to increase the main performances of the above cold gas systems by using resistojets.
The propulsion systems engineering involved the design, the procurement and the mass budget of all the propulsion system components (tanks, valves, transducers and nozzles), as well as the mass budget of the propellant for a lifetimes mission of 1, 3 and 5 years.
Certifications & Courses
Hypergolic Handling Equipment
Pressurized Handling Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment
Oxygen Systems Compatibility & Handling Engineer
SCAPE Medical Certification
Leak Tracker 2° Level Certification
First AID by Italian Red Cross
Master in satellites and orbiting platforms - Mod 4.
Participation at the LMS training course: aerospace components structural dynamic characterization.
Participation at the course Space System-TLC Payload.
German: A2 level, B1 on going
Russian: B1 level
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software: WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, PROJECT etc.
Excellent knowledge of AUTOCAD 2D and 3D
Excellent knowledge of FORTRAN and PASCAL
Excellent knowledge of ADINA (F.E.M. analysis)
Excellent knowledge of STK and ORBVIEW (satellite mission analysis)
Good knowledge of MATLAB
Good knowledge of CATIA
Good knowledge of VISUAL BASIC
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