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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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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 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
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...
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     Date Submitted:11-10-2012
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     Current job:Scientist
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     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsExcellent communication skills and teamwork capacity. Enthusiastic and versatile.
    CV

    Nationality

    Italian

    Birthdate

    22.01.1986

     

    Availability:               Immediate

    Professional experience

    05.2012 – 08.2012

    Visiting researcher – Crew Medical Support Office, European Space Agency (ESA) - European Astronaut Centre (EAC), Cologne (Germany)

    ·         A review of space technology transfer for terrestrial healthcare benefit to outline strong, factual examples of effective and beneficial technology transfer from space to terrestrial biomedical and life science sectors, supporting EAC Medical Projects & Technology Staff in liaising with ESA Life Sciences Division to coordinate health related projects. All this with the aim toidentify how to define a good space spin-off, and to analyse how to best spin off space technologies, considering the cost/benefit ratio, management, marketing and business implications as well as the legal and ethical issues to improve the spin-off process in the future.

    ·         Concept for a novel space radiation shielding system to propose a scientific and technological research project in the human spaceflight radiation protection field, with the aim to develop a novel spacecraft, space suit and planetary living modules shielding system against space radiation, using new biomaterials also able to provide life support systems.

    Attend team meetings and teleconferences covering: ESA human spaceflight new technology and policy reports, Concordia Antarctica research base monitoring and report, 16th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) report, budget, etc.

     

     

    03.2010 – 04.2011

    Laboratory researcher for the VITAL lymphomas research project –National Cancer Research Centre – IRCCS “Centro di Riferimento Oncologico”, Aviano (PN) (Italy)

    Development of recombinant idiotypic vaccines for “subset-specific” immunotherapy of HIV-related B-cell lymphoproliferations to develop therapeutic vaccines targeting B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) idiotype allowing the treatment and the better clinical control of a relatively broad spectrum of B cell lymphoproliferations, also including a proportion of HIV related NHLs, with a lower toxicity than conventional therapies.  

    Attend meetings, teleconferences and participation in journal clubs covering: space life sciences, immunology, oncology, etc.

     

     

    09.2008 – 12.2008

    Research intern – Pharmaco-chemical department “E. Quagliariello”, University of Bari (Italy)

     

    Study, development, chemical synthesis and biological evaluation of drug compounds to find and produce new bisphosphonate drugs to inhibit the activity of the metalloproteinase enzymes for the treatment of osteoporosis and bone cancer.

     

    Education

     

    09.2011 – 08.2012

    M.Sc. in Space Studies – International Space University (ISU) (Strasbourg, France)

     

    Honors: European Space Agency (ESA) scholarship

    Individual project: “Influence of gravity on the size-mass illusion”, ESA 2012 Solicited Proposal Application for Access to Parabolic Flight (accepted)

    Team project: “EC2LIPSE – Exploring Climate Change Langrangian Point 1 Solution for Earth”, presented at the 63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Naples. Role: team leader

     

     

    10.2008 – 12.2010

    M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnologies and Molecular Medicine – University of Bari (Italy)

     

    Experimental thesis title: “Development of recombinant idiotypic vaccines for “subset-specific” immunotherapy of HIV-related B-cell lymphoproliferations”. Grade: 110/110 cum laude

     

     

    10.2005 – 12.2008

    B.Sc. in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnolgies – University of Bari (Italy)

     

    Experimental thesis title: “4-methoxy-benzensulfanilamminemethyl-1,1-bisphosphonate: Synthesis and biological evaluation of a new matrix metalloproteinases inhibitor”. Grade: 110/110 cum laude

     

     

    09.2000 – 07.2005

    A level– Scientific High School “Galileo Galilei” – Bitonto (BA) (Italy). Grade: 100/100

     

    Language skills

     

    Italian:

    native (mother tongue)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Other languages:

    Reading skills

    Writing skills

    Speaking skills

    Comments

     

     

     

     

     

    English:

    Excellent

    Excellent

    Excellent

    14 years studied + 1 year ISU and EAC English studies and working environments

    French:

    Very good

    Very good

    Very good

    4 years studied + 9 months lived in France + French language diploma of the University of Strasbourg

    German:

    Basic

    Basic

    Basic

    2 years lived in Germany

     

    Social skills and competences

     

    Computer skills

    High level user in MS–Windows/Office/Project, internet, e–mail

    Medium level user in operating systems: Linux, McOS

    Medium level user in programming environments: STK

     

     

    Technical skills

    Hands-on skills in: Molecular biology, microbiology, genetic engineering, bioengineering techniques, and bioinformatics tools.

    Space Life Sciences experimental design and implementation.

     

     

    Social and organizational skills

    Versatility, initiative, enthusiasm, sense of duty, great determination in achieving goals, dynamism, excellent communication skills and teamwork capacity

    Teamwork: team projects at the International Space University, laboratory research in the Bio-immunotherapy research group at the National Cancer Research Centre – Centro di Riferimento oncologico, amateur football, volleyball, basketball player and snowshoeing

    Intercultural: worked as member of international and interdisciplinary teams at the International Space University, and ESA – European Astronaut Centre

    Others

    Driving license B1 (European). Since 2004

    Hobbies in sports practice, reading, films, writing, and travelling

    Great interest in Material Sciences, new Biomaterials and Technologies, and Space Life Sciences

     

    Publications

     

    Journals

    1.       D. Martorelli, E. Muraro, K. Mastorci, E. Comaro, L. Surdo, E. Pasini, D. Faé, R. Dolcetti. Development of optimized recombinant idiotypic vaccines for subset specific immunotherapy of B cell lymphomas (submitted to the Clinical Cancer Research Journal)

     

    Research proposal

    1.       G. Clément, L. Surdo (2012). Influence of gravity on the size-mass illusion. ESA Solicited Proposal Application for Access to Parabolic Flight. International Space University, Strasbourg (accepted)

     

    Additional information

     

    International Space University Alumni

     

    References

     

    Dr. Stefano Fiorilli, Head of the Human Spaceflight & Satellites Procurement Division, European Space Agency, e-mail: stefano.fiorilli@esa.int

    Prof. Gilles Clément, Professor of Space Medical Sciences, International Space University, Strasbourg, France, e-mail: clement@isu.isunet.edu

    Dr. Simon Evetts, Wyle GmbH, Medical Projects and Technology Lead - Crew Medical Support Office (HSO-UM) – European Astronaut Centre. e-mail: simon.evetts@wylelabs.de

    Dr. Riccardo Dolcetti, M.D. Director Unit of Cancer Bioimmunotherapy, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano (PN), e-mail: rdolcetti@cro.it


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