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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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    Personal information
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     Date Submitted:07-03-2012
     Last Modified:11-03-2012 (04:16)
    Job information
     Current job:Telecommunications Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsC, C#, Java. Telecommunication Electronic, Remote Sensing
    CV

    Personal information

     

    Nationality

    Italian

    Date of birth

    25/01/1983

    Gender

    Male

     

     

    Desired employment / Occupational field

    Field engineer, software developer, remote sensing

     

     

    Work experience

     

    Dates

    01/05/2011→ 15/08/2011

    Occupation or position held

    PhD

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Studying a new remote sensing method for Volcanoes Hazard

    Name and address of employer

    Wessex institute of Technology, Southampton,UK

    Type of business or sector

    Research

    Dates

    01/01/2009 → 31/12/2011

    Occupation or position held

    Trainee

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Developing new image processing algorithms for forest fires detection using low cost commercial sensors

    Name and address of employer

    Politecnico di Torino

    Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10124 Torino (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Research

     

     

    Dates

    01/06/2005 - 01/10/2005

    Occupation or position held

    Trainee

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Developing VoIP embedded software for palm devices

    Name and address of employer

    Feedback Srl

    Moncalieri (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Software House

     

     

     

     

                  Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

     

    01/05/2011 → 15/08/2011


    Title of qualification awared

     

    European PhD

    Principal subject / occupational skills covered

     

    Volcanoes Remote sensing

    Name and type of organization providing education and training 

     

    Wessex Institute of tecnology, Southampton UK

    Dates

    01/01/2009 → 31/12/2011

     

    Title of qualification awared

     

    PhD

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    Forest Fire and Remote sensing

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Politecnico di Torino (Politecnico)

    Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10124 Torino (Torino)

    Dates

    01/09/2008 - 01/03/2009

    Title of qualification awarded

    Telecommunications engineer

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    Final Exam (Pass)

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Politecnico di Torino (Politecnico)

    Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10124 Torino (Italy)

     

     

    Dates

    01/09/2005 - 07/07/2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master Doctor in telecommunication engineering (106/110)

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    Knowledge of C, C#, Java and Matlab

    Knowledge of Informatics, Electronics and Telecommunications fields

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Politecnico di Torino (Politecnico)

    Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10124 Torino (Italy)

     

     

    Dates

    01/09/2002 - 01/09/2005

    Title of qualification awarded

    Doctor in Information engineering (98/110)

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    General Knowledge of Information engineering

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Politecnico di Torino (Politecnico)

    Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10124 Torino (Italy)

     

     

    Dates

    01/06/2005 - 01/11/2005

    Title of qualification awarded

    IELTS

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    English course

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    British Instituite

    via XX Settembre 65, 10122 Torino (Italy)

     

     

    Dates

    01/09/1998 - 10/06/2002

    Title of qualification awarded

    High school (73/100)

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    Base Knowledge of electronics and telecommunications

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Istituto Tecnico Industriale G.Galilei (ITIS)

    via Santa Lucia, 18100 Imperia (Italy)

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Good ability to work in group and adapt gained through my work and university experience. I am able to work in an team and to adapt me to the different ways of “thinking of work”, which may have occurred working with an international teams.

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    Good sense of organisation and Leadership predisposition. Open to criticism and good ability to solve it with colleagues.Multi tasking skills make you work and deliver results on various projects at the same time.Problem solving skills enable you to not get overwhelmed and solve the problem systematically.

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    During the academic season, my principal background regards general skill of electronics,         telecommunications and informatics fields. In order to obtain my first degree ( 3 years) I worked in an Italian company (Feedback, srl) as trainee. In this period i focused my work on software development using C++. I developed a VoIP (Voice over IP) algorithm  for the embedded devices (palms).   

    During my PhD experience I worked on a team (R&D) which is intend to operate in the remote sensing field. In particular we analyze the image which came from a sensor in order to detect the forest fires features on an image. In this context, I develop some image-processing algorithm which intend to detect the sudden irruption of forest fires patterns in the early stage of the process. The algorithms are developed using Matlab and C#. We have installed the sensor in the Liguria region( North-West Italy)  and we are collaborating with the French fireman of Nice in order to extend our forest fires monitoring in France and in the Italian/French border as well. The results are successfully shown in the main conferences, in the Europe, during the two last year. Now, I am attending some months in UK, in order to obtain the European PhD and to improve my technical skill, working in an international team. In England, my research regards volcanoes monitoring and I am developing some image-processing algorithm for lava and ash detection using C# as well.

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Good knowledge of Office and Windows tools.  

    Basic knowledge of Web designer (Asp.net, Htlm, php)

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    I worked as Life Guard and Barman. Even, I attended the first aid course.

     

     

    Driving licence(s)

    B

     

     

    Additional information

    Journal Publications:

     

    LOSSO A., CORGNATI L, PERONA G (2011). False alarm reduction in forest fires detection with low-cost commercial sensors. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI TELERILEVAMENTO, vol. 43(1), ISSN: 1129-8596

     

    Publications :

    LOSSO A., L. CORGNATI, G.PERONA (2010). Innovative image geo-referencing tool for decision support in wildfires fight. In: Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires,2nd International Conference on Forest Fires. Kos-Greece, 23-25 June 2010

     

    LOSSO A., CORGNATI L, PERONA G (2010). FALSE ALARM REDUCTION IN FOREST FIRES DETECTION WITH LOW-COST COMMERCIAL SENSORS. In: Gi4DM Conference. Torino, 2-4 Febbraio 2010

     

    LOSSO A., CORGNATI L, PERONA G (2009). EARLY FOREST FIRES DETECTION: SMOKE IDENTIFICATION THROUGH INNOVATIVE IMAGE PROCESSING USING COMMERCIAL SENSORS. In: nessuno. Palermo, 5-9 Ottobre 2009

     

    PERONA G, CORGNATI L.P., LOSSO A., CIAVOLI CORTELLI L, FALZINI S, PALUTAN F, FIORANI A (2009). Development of an Integrated Methodology for Early Firing Alarm And Real Time Monitoring. In: Proceedings of 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment. Stresa - Italy, 4-8 maggio 2009



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