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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:23:23 +0000
Seeking to double the number of launches it can conduct annually, Japan will add a second launch pad to the Tanegashima spaceport to support its next-generation H3 rocket.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:34:25 +0000
The House Science Committee favorably reported bills March 22 that would recognize a NASA center as a center of excellence in rocket propulsion and would resolve a commercial space regulatory issue.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:39:52 +0000
The 2018 defense appropriation may be the one and only chance for Congress to add $600 million for two new satellites given how large of an increase the Pentagon is getting — $61 billion more than last year’s funding.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:28:33 +0000
Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will use a 3D-printed combustions chamber for the engines it is developing to power its Bloostar balloon-assisted orbital rocket.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:09:09 +0000
A final fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill released March 21 fully funds two key weather satellite programs at NOAA while increasing funding for future weather satellites and space weather efforts.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:22 +0000
A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:31:04 +0000
The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:03:48 +0000
A Belgian court reversed approval for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network in the country after fleet operator Viasat challenged the legality of its authorization.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:55:11 +0000
The European Space Agency is revising its e.Deorbit program to look for synergies between the mission and satellite servicing vehicles.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:32:51 +0000
Congress expects to receive from Hyten in June a “warfighting concept of operations” for space. One of the topics will be how to prepare the military for space operations.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:41 +0000
Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:20:38 +0000
President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:05:37 +0000
The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:24:13 +0000
An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:40:50 +0000
A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:20:11 +0000
A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:29:38 +0000
Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:53:36 +0000
Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition to use nuclear power sources.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:30:11 +0000
Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:42 +0000
For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
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     Date Submitted:22-05-2012
     Last Modified:04-10-2013 (06:01)
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     Current job:Consultant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpace Robotics, Astrodynamics, Space systems, Astrophysics, STK, GMAT, Earth Observation, Spacecraft and payload operations planning, GPU Computing, CUDA, Matlab, Simulink, Qt Creator, C/C++, Fortran, Java


    Consultant at Planetek Italia
    September 2012 - Present
    - Mission analysis and design for SHIRA satellite.
    - On-board astrophysical data processing for Solar - Orbiter mission.
    - Image processing.
    - GPU computing.
    Trainee at Planetek Italia
    April 2012 - September 2012
    Linked open data for geographical metadata.
    Italian (Mothertongue)
    English (Professional Knowledge)
    German (Basic Knowledge)
    Solar Orbiter mission
    August 2013 - present
    Solar Orbiter is a mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics under development by the European space Agency (ESA).
    Activities done in the project:
    - Scientific on-board software development for the Solar Wind Analyzer (SWA) suite.
    September 2012 - present
    SHIRA is an on going phase 0/A/B1 Mission study aimed to:
    - Define the technical and economical mission feasibility and sustainability study of a Thermal Infrared HR Satellite
    - Design a Data Fusion Centre (DFC)
    Activities done in the project:
    - Orbit design.
    - Spacecraft and payload operations planning and scheduling.
    AMALIA Team Rover
    July 2011 - January 2012
    Thesis work within the participation of the university of Rome “La Sapienza” to the Google Lunar X-Prize contest.
    Activities done in the project:
    - Path planning and obstacle avoidance algorithm development for the lunar rover AROV.
    - Embedded software development.
    University of Rome 'La Sapienza'
    Master's degree, Astronautical Engineering, 2009 - 2012
    - Space Robotics.
    - Astrodynamics and flight mechanics of rockets.
    - Electronics for space application.
    - Astronautical propulsion: nuclear, ion and plasma thrusters.
    - Spacecraft thermal stresses computation and spacecraft thermal control systems.
    - Structure and material for space application.
    - Participation to the AMALIA Team rover design
    Thesis title: "Algoritmo di guida e controllo per il rover lunare AROV" (Guidance and control algorithm for the lunar rover AROV)
    University of Rome 'La Sapienza'
    Bachelor's degree, Aerospace Engineering, 2005 - 2009
    - Aerodynamics
    - Structures and materials for aerospace application.
    - Aeronautic and space propulsion.
    Thesis title: "Analisi sperimentale nelle gallerie del vento al plasma" (Experimental analysis in plasma wind tunnels)

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