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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Flexible and continuous connectivity, anywhere, at any time remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. With the critical threat of cyber warfare intensifying, there is now a pressing need to ensure secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments. The...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
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
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
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
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
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
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
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
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
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
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
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:25-11-2012
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     Current job:Consultant
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     KeywordsAerospace engineer
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    Versatile, flexible, inteligent, confident, I can perform a variety of tasks to a very high standard. I work well when under pressure and can always be relied upon to complete any given tasks within the allocated time. I have an excellent timekeeping and attendance record. I am a very ambitious individual who loves new challanges. 
     
    Student representative of the MSc International Banking and Finance at London Met University from March 2012 to date
     
    Key Skills
     
    Excellent ability to adapt to different work environments 
    Very strong quantitative background due to 2 degrees in engineering   
    6 months experience in a project management role    
    Excellent communication and ability to represent the organisation in a highly professional manner
    Excellent organization skills and ability to co-ordinate a team  
     
      
    Work experiences
      
     
    • Sept 2006 to July 2007     
    • Name and address of employer: CEPU,  Corso 11 Febbraio 17 -  10152  Torino  Italy    
    • Type of business or sector:      School for university exams preparation                                                                            
    • Occupation or position held:     teacher of Mathematics      
    • Main activities:  preparing students for the university Math exams  
     
      
    • February 2005  to August 2006    
    • Name and address of employer: Alcatel Alenia Space, Corso Marche 41 -  10146 - Turin -  Italy 
          
    • Type of business: aerospace and mechanical industry    
    • Occupation or position held: aerospace engineer    
    • Main acivities:  working as part of a team I carried out tests on the fluidodyinamic pipe lines of  the module Nodo 2 and then analysed the data obtained from the texts.   
     
     
     
      
    Education and training 
      
    • 6th - 8th June 2012 Advanced Bloomberg training course    
    • Name of organization providing education:  LMBS - London Met University                                                                                                                            
    • Title of qualification awarded: Certificate      
    • Principal subjects covered: use of the Bloomberg platform to solve a variety of problems in a real work scenario 
     
      
    • Sept 2011 to July 2013: MSc International Banking and  Finance      
    • Name of organization providing education:  LMBS - London Metropolitan University -  84 Moorgate, London                                                                                                                          
    • Title of qualification awarded: MSc International Banking and Finance 
      
    • Principal subjects covered:
    Quantitative research methods;    
     
    Banking operations and strategy;
     
    Domestic and International banking;
     
    Financial Markets and Portfolio Analysis;
     
    Financial Derivatives;
     
    Computational methods for financial derivatives;
     
    Dissertation on financial derivatives 
     
     
      
    • Sept 2008 to July 2011       
    • Name of organization providing education:  Birkbeck University of London,   Malet Street,   London,  WC1E 7HX      
    • Title of qualification awarded BSc in Financial Engineering with 2.1    
    • Principal subjects covered:
    Quantitative Techniques for Financial Engineering (Advanced Calculus);
     
    Computational Techniques for Financial Engineering;
     
    Applied statistics;
     
    Econometrics;
     
    Financial Markets;
     
    Mathematical Finance  
     
      
    • Dates  July 2007  to August 2008    
    • Name of organization providing education  The English Studio, School of English, 113 High Holborn, WC1V 6JQ, London                                                                                                                                        
    • Principal subjects covered General and academic English    
    • Title of qualification awarded I passed the IELTS exam in Aug 2008 at the International House, 16 Stukeley Street WC2B London, with an overal mark of 7.5 out of 9    
    • Principal subjects covered Academic English  
     
      
    • Dates   February 2004    
    • Name of organization providing education  University of Pisa, faculty of Engineering - Via Diotisalvi 2   56126  Pisa  Italy     
    • Title of qualification awarded Second class upper degree in aerospace engineering - the 5 years degree, which is equivalent to a BEng + MEng in the UK with 2.1 
     
    Level in national or international classification: ISCED 5
     
    Title of the thesis: numerical simulation of the gap heating. 
    Topic of the thesis: aerotermodinamics and heat transfer
     
    In the session 1 of the year 2004 at the University of Pisa I obtained the professional abilitation as aerospace engineer with 102/120 marks and I become a Chartered engineer. Inarcassa number (registration number for Chartered engineers in Italy):  743274    
     
    • Principal subjects covered:
    Real Analysis I;         Real Analysis II;  
    Geometry, Linear Algebra, Geometry of Surfaces;   
    Numerical Analysis;       Principles of informatics;  
    Introduction to Dynamical Systems;
    Chemistry;      Fluidodynamics;      Aerodynamics;     Thermodynamics;   
    Mechanics;      Mechanics of Flight;       Space flight mechanics;    
    Circuits, Signals and Systems;         Aerospace control systems;    
    Linear Systems with Control Theory
    Aerospace propulsion;       Turbomachinery and rocket propulsion; 
    Machine Design;      Airframe Design;     Aircraft engines design;  
    Aircraft Structures;    Structural Analysis;    Structural Mechanics and Dynamics    
     
     
     
     
    Personal skills and competencies 
      
    Mother tongue: Italian 
      
    Other languages 
      
    English    
    • Reading skills: Excellent    
    • Writing skills:  Excellent    
    • Verbal skills:   Excellent 
      
    Interpersonal abilities/personal characteristics:
    Able to work well in teams 
    Flexible in assignments 
    Able to work under tight deadlines  
      
    Technical skills and competencies:
    Skilled in using Matlab             
    Skilled in usng EViews
    Skiled in using Bloomberg
    Skilled in word processing, spreadsheet and database operations  
     
      
    Other skills and competencies:
    Understands cost-benefit analysis 
    Knowledgeable about statistical analysis, including multivariate regression 
    Understands economic modeling and qualitative analysis  
     
     
    Reference: 
    Luca d'Agostino, Professor of Aerospace Propulsion, 
    Aerospace Engineering Department, Pisa University 16 Via Gerolamo Caruso, 56122 Pisa, Italy 
    e-mail: luca.dagostino(at)ing.unipi.it

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