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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:07-03-2012
     Last Modified:07-03-2012 (02:26)
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     Current job:Electronics engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsThesis work on soil moisture products from microwave sensors: SMOS MIRAS, ENVISAT ASAR, METOP ASCAT
    CV
    Personal Information:
     
     
    Nationality: 
    Italian 
     
    Date of birth: 
    February 6th , 1986 
     
    Gender: 
    Male
     
    Employment/Professional Sector: 
     
    Electronic Engineer. Environmental Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing and Electromagnetic Diagnostic. Design of telecommunication systems.
     
    Educational and training:
    Date
    01/2009-01/2012 (A.A. 2010/2011). 
    Name and kind of certificate: 
    Master’s  degree in Electronic Engineering. Final vote 
    110/110  cum laude
    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered:
    Analysis of systems and methods for Earth observation satellite. Design and analysis of electronic system. Telecommunications systems analysis and dimensioning. Development of algorithms to solve engineering problems by using several software
    Thesis title:
    Inter-comparison of soil moisture’s maps from microwave sensors
    Supervisor
    Prof. Nazzareno Pierdicca
    Name and kind of training institute
    : University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy.
     
     
    Date
    09/2005- 12/2008. 
    Name and kind of certificate: 
    Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering. 
     
    Final vote
     110/110. 
     
    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
    :
    Analysis of MOS wafer with silicon oxide. Measures of stress to test the oxide’s properties.Design and analysis of electronic system. Telecommunications systems analysis and dimensioning. Development of algorithms to solve engineering problems by using several software.
    Thesis title:
     
    Techniques for electrical characterization of oxide films for micro- and nano-electronics
    Supervisor  Prof. Fernanda Irrera
    Name and kind of training institute: University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy
     
     
    Date
    09/2000-07/2005. 
    Name and kind of certificate: 
    School-leaving certificate. 
     
    Final vote
     100/100
     
    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered:
     
    Matematics, Physics, Italian Expression ,Foreign language (English), Science 
     
    Name and kind of training institute:
    Scientific high school  ”Carlo Jucci”, Piazza San Francesco-02100 Rieti, Italy
     
     
     
    Personal skills and competences
     
     
     
     
    Mother tongue(s):
    Italian 
     
     
     
    Self assessment European levelUnderstanding level: Listening A2. 
    Writing B2
    Speaking level: Spoken interaction A2. Spoken production B1
    Writing level:  B2
     
     
    Social skills and competences:
     
    Able to work in groups and cooperate in different working environments which may be required for group projects.
     
     
     
    Organisational skiils and competences:
     
    Able to coordinate and manage work and lead a working team  in order to maintain and meet deadlines for commissioned work.
    Technical skills and competences
     
    – Good knowledge of the development environment MATLAB for technical computing problems solving, data analysis and visualization using a high-level language combined   with an interactive environment
    – Knowledge of C programming language
    – Knowledge gained in activities of VHDL design, simulation and synthesis of digital components carried out in university.
    – Knowledge of software ENVI to view and process  satellite images
    – Knowledge of toolbox ESA BEAM to view and process  satellite images.
    – Knowledge of software Grasp for the design and simulation of antennas gained in courses and projects carried out in university.
    – Knowledge of LaTex markup language
     
     
    Hardware  skills and competences
     
    – Knowledge of how to use digital and analog oscilloscopes
    – Knowledge of how to use  current and voltage  generators
    – Knowledge of how to use spectrum analyzers
     
     
    Informatic skills and competences
     
    – Good knowledge of Windows operative system.
    – Little knowledge of Linux operative system
    – Good knowledge of Microsoft Office package
     
    List of thesis, publications and other significant works
    – Thesis on “Inter-comparison of soil moisture’s maps from microwave sensors”, using MATLAB, ENVI, BEAM; Master’s degree at university La Sapienza, Rome. Thesis work   in partnership with “Serco” group and “Dipartimento della Protezione Civile” 
    – Paper based on thesis work “Inter-comparison of soil moisture’s maps from microwave sensors” presented at International Conference IGARSS 2012, Munich(22-27 July   2012)
    – Paper based on thesis work “Inter-comparison of soil moisture’s maps from microwave sensors” presented at International Conference MICRORAD 2012, Villa Mondragone,   Tor Vergata University of Rome (5-9 March 2012)
    – Paper based on thesis work “Inter-comparison of soil moisture’s maps from microwave sensors” presented at ESA-ESRIN (February 2012)
    – Paper based on thesis work “Inter-comparison of soil moisture’s maps from microwave sensors” presented at the workshop “H-SAF products and hydrological validation   2011” at “Dipartimento della Protezione Civile”, Rome (December 2011) 
     
    – Thesis on “Techniques for electrical characterization of oxide films for micro- and nano-electronics”,  Bachelor’s degree at university La Sapienza, Rome
    – Thesis on “Link budget of the ESTEC Alphasat experiment”, using MATLAB; Università La Sapienza, Rome.
    – Thesis on “Analysis design and optimization of double-reflector Cassegrain antenna in x-band”, using Grasp; Università La Sapienza, Rome
    – Thesis on “Synthesizable and simulated VHDL specification of a synchronous arbiter (priority encoder)with 4 inputs” using VHDL; Università La Sapienza, Rome
    – Thesis on “UMTS Authentication and encryption”; Università La Sapienza, Rome
    – Thesis on “The new synchronous multiplexing hierarchy”; Università La Sapienza, Rome
     
     
     
     
    Driving license(s):
    Driving license (B)
     
     
     
    Additional information:
    High propensity to travel and transfers
     
    Personal Interest/Hobbies: 
    Basketball, soccer, running, travel, reading, cinema, gym.      

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