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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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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
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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:06-11-2012
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    Job information
     Current job:Intern at AVIO S.p.A.
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsAerospace Engineer, Experience in American College, Experimental and analytic studies on combustion instabilities
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    Work experience

     

     

    Dates

     

    July 2012 – December 2012

    Occupation or position held

    Six-months stage experience in the frame of the Master in Space transportation System

    Main activities and responsibilities

    The objective of the activity is to model the liquid propulsion system of the fourth stage of  VEGA, (pressurization system, liquid and gaseous tanks, hydraulic lines, valves, pressure regulator, engine, etc.) in order to predict performance and line losses of the system.

    Modelling of components of such bi-propellants system is made by means of the EcosimPro (ESPSS library).

    Name of employer

    AVIO Group

    Current Activities

     

     

    Dates

    January 2012 – Present (The end of the master is foreseen by December 2012)

    Title of qualification awarded

    European 2nd level Master in Space Transportation Systems (STS)

    Course description

    The Course is organized in two phases:

    the first devoted to lectures delivered by professors and specialists from the sponsoring entities (main topics: launcher system architecture and design, space program and cost management, propulsion system, mission analysis, ground segment);

    the second phase is devoted to the making of a Master Thesis project conducted during a Stage of six months spent at one of the sponsoring entities.

    The Master provides also a training period in different European laboratories and agencies such as CIRA, Von Karman Institute, DLR, Onera.

    Name of organisation and sponsors providing education and training

    The Master is provided by University of Rome “La Sapienza” in collaboration with national and international agencies and entities such as ASI, ESA, CNES, Avio, Elv, CIRA, Onera, Astrium, EADS, Arianespace, Thales Alenia Space, Vitrociset.

     

    Education

     

     

    Dates

    September 2008 – October 2011

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science in Space Engineering

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

    Final grade

    110 cum laude / 110

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Liquid and solid rocket propulsion, space propulsion, gas dynamic, turbo-pump feed system, physics of plasma, space construction, thermal problem in structures, orbital mechanics, mission analysis, electronics.

    Thesis Title

    Analysis of Combustion Instability in a Liquid Rocket Combustor

     

    The dissertation was carried out at Purdue University (Indiana, USA) and lasted a period of four months. Combustion instability problem in a model rocket combustor has been investigated both experimentally and analytically. Tests have been performed at Maurice Zucrow Laboratory at Purdue University and data collected have been analyzed and considered in order to improve the predictive capability of a matlab code for combustion instability prediction.

     

     

     

    Dates

    September 2005 – September 2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Fundamentals ofAerospace, Aerospace Materials, Structural Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Propulsion, Flight mechanics, Aerospace Technology.

    Thesis Title

    Ground Effect Machine

    Description and basic aerodynamic analysis of a phenomenon known as ground effect that attains low altitude flight above ground level, due to the aerodynamic interaction between the wings and the earth’s surface.

    Classification of different Ground Effect Vehicle

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Good interpersonal and communication skills.

    I’m able to work in a multicultural environment, both independently and as part of a team.

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    I’m able to organize and manage activities autonomously defining priorities and taking over responsibilities.

    Excellent skills in teamwork gained during my college career and enhanced by sports activities.

     

     

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Excellent knowledge of EcosimPro (ESPSS library),Microsoft Windows operating systems (98/2000/XP/Vista) and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point), Matlab, Adina (FEM software), LaTex.
    Good knowledge of Fortran90, Scilab.

    Basic knowledge of Simulink,  Ansys, Catia,Stk, Visual Basic.

     

     

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    Strong commitment and enthusiasm to accomplish challenging targets.

    Dynamic and with a great desire to learn new things with professionalism and dedication.

    During my visit at Purdue University I was part of a research group. I gained a discrete skill in laboratory activities, for what concerns assembly, device set-up and testing.

    I have private teaching experience in several scientific fields, which have further developed and settled my knowledge communication skills.

     

     

    Driving licence

    I am a holder of an Italian driver’s licence. Category B.

     

     

    Additional information

    I am easygoing and very creative with a friendly and social personality.
    I enjoy committing to sport and filling the most of extra-curricular opportunities, as in past years, when I have been a player for a soccer regional team.

    I love travel and learn about other cultures.
     

     

     



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