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     Date Submitted:11-03-2012
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     Current job:GALILEO Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMultidisciplinary (AOCS, propulsion, electrical AIT), space operations, launch campaign operations, objective oriented, strong team worker, demonstrated leadership, sense of initiative
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    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    Sept. 2015 - current

    Galileo Ground Operations Engineer

    AKKA @ Telespazio (Fucino – Piero Fanti Space Centre)

    Preparation and execution of ground operations for Spacecraft Compatibility Test Campaigns (SCTC)

    Galileo Control System (GCS-I) operational validation (testing at element, system and inter-site level; GCS - GMS interfaces)

    Automated Flight Operational Procedure development (“FOP Re-engineering”)

    Anomaly reporting, tracking and coordination across multiple sites

    Implementation and test of configuration change requests (CCR)

    Identification of improvements for ground segment operations, maintenance and processes

    Planning and coordinating L1 maintenance activities; liaising with L1 maintenance team and local engineering support teams

     

     

    Sept. 2014 – March 2015

    (7 months)

    Mission Analyst

    Vitrociset Spa (Rome)

    Launch Centre preliminary architecture definition

    Launch system mission analysis, conceptual design (mass budget) and pre-assessment study

    G/S coverage, trajectory analysis (STK)

    Launch system requirements definition

     

     

    May 2014 – Sept 2015

    (1.5 years)

    AIT/AIV Engineer

    Vitrociset Spa (Rome / Kourou – Guyana Space Centre)

    In the framework of the ESA’s Launchers Exploitation Accompaniment Program (LEAP), for the Vega  Ground Control System (BCV) I am responsible for:

    Ground hardware and software assembling, integration and testing

    definition of test setups and tools (automatic procedures, digital electronic instruments)

    requirements management (DOORS)

    test plans and test procedures definition, execution (both at FAT and OSAT), test reporting

    anomalies reporting (JIRA)

    operational team training

    onsite technical support and troubleshooting

    Participation at ESA’s Test Readiness Review (TRR), Test Review Boards (TRB)

     

     

    Apr 2015 - June 2015

     

    Jan 2014 - May 2014

    Ground System Launch Campaign Responsible VV05 - Sentinel 2A

     

    Ground System Launch Campaign Responsible  VV03 - KazEOSat-1

    Vitrociset Spa (Kourou – Guyana Space Centre)

    In this role I acted as focal point for the Vega ground system during launch campaigns:

    coordination with external entities acting at the spaceport (CNES, ESA, industries)

    direct interface with the customer (Arianespace) at all levels up to launch director

    launch campaign specifications analysis and assessment of implementation into operational procedures

    launch campaign ground operations preparation and execution :

    launcher interfaces validation (electrical, RF, 1553-bus)

    EGSE configuration and setup

    command and acquisition chains functional tests

    test data processing (Matlab)

     

     

    Jan 2013 – May 2014

    (1.5 years)

    Vega Ground Operations Team Leader

    Vitrociset Spa (Kourou – Guyana Space Centre)

    Responsible of the Vega ground system team (4 people):

    team organization and priorities definition (planning, training)

    technical head for the ground system activities (operations, validation, maintenance)

    Responsible for the team operating in compliance with security, safety and quality requirements

    Participation to anomaly review board (ARB): analysis, investigations plans and corrective actions definition

    Customer quarterly reports (budget and technical reports)

    attained 20% annual cost reduction by preventive maintenance plan optimization

    Configuration change proposals and participation to configuration change review boards (CCB)

    Participation to the ground system evolutions development reviews

     

     

    July 2012 – Dec 2012

    (6 months)

    Ariane5 Ground Operations Engineer

    Vitrociset Spa (Kourou – Guyana Space Centre)

    launch campaigns ground operations for VA209 to VA212

    launcher electrical interfaces validation and functional tests

    nominal and contingency operational procedures writing and execution

    Software Configuration management

     

     

    Oct. 2011 – Jan 2012

    (4 months)

    Trainee at ESA-ESTEC, Propulsion Division

    European Space Agency-ESTEC, Noordwijk (NL)

    Master’s thesis on modeling and simulation of chemical space propulsion systems.

    development of a new combustion chamber model with film cooling for the ESPSS libraries (Matlab, EcosimPro)

     

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    Jan. 2012 – Dec . 2012

    Post graduate course in Space Transportation Systems

    EQF: 8

    La Sapienza University in collaboration with TUM, ParisTech, Supaero, ISAE

    Mission Analysis: preliminary design of a cubesat (system design, mass, power, link budgets)

    Space Structures: Dimensioning of Vega's forth stage (AVUM): system mission analysis, launch loads derivation from the launcher user's manual; FEM iterative dimensioning of the structural parts of the AVUM basing on the quasi-static loads, modal analysis (Software: Femap, Nastran, Matlab)

     

    2009-2011

    Master of Science in Space Engineering

    Grade: 110 cum laude/110

    EQF: 7

    La Sapienza University of Rome

    MoS Final Thesis: “A System Approach for Modelling and Simulation of Combustion chambers with Film Cooling" Keywords: Liquid Rocket Engines Systems Transient Modelling, Film Cooling, Heat Exchange. (EcosimPro, Matlab)

    Spacecraft Dynamics: development of attitude control algorithms for a space multibody system (robotic arm) and control law parameters optimization (Matlab)

    Orbit determination: Development of an algorithm for orbit determination (initial position and gravitational parameter) from a set of range measurements by means of the weighted least square method (Matlab)

    Thermal analysis: Thermal loads derivation and thermal-stress analysis (Adina)

     

    July 2011

    Community of Ariane Cities Summer School

     

    Community of Ariane Cities

    International summer course focused on space systems and team working

     

    2006-2009

    Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering

    EQF: 6

    La Sapienza University of Rome

    BEng Final Project: “Computation of the Statistical Energy Analysis Parameters using the Power Injection Method" (Keywords: Finite Element Method, Statistical Energy Analysis, High Frequency Structures Dynamics); Software used: AuoSEA, Femap, Nastran, Matlab

     

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    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English (C1), French (B2)


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