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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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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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