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Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
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Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
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While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
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Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
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On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
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Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
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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
    CV

    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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