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     Date Submitted:20-12-2012
     Last Modified:15-04-2015 (08:27)
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     Current job:Strategic Planning Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     KeywordsSpace Engineering, Strategy, Market Analysis, Innovation & Business. Programme Management




    -- Sep 2013 - Present STRATEGIC PLANNING at European Space Agency HQ, Paris.

    Strategic Analysis and Planning of current and future European space sector activities (evolution of space activities inthe European and global context, formulation of ESA’s strategic objectives and priorities in linewith the European Space Policy and programmatic roadmaps per domain); Performance Management (Key PerformanceIndicators) and Risk Management.

    -- July-Sep 2010 Trainee at GMV Aerospace, Tres Cantos (Madrid).

    Mars Exploration Scenario set-up using 3drov simulator, autonomous navigation algorithms and telemetry in the frame of the ExoMars programme.



    -- 2013-14 Training on: Project Management, ISO:9001 quality compliance for Management systems, European Space Agency.

    -- July 2013 Master of Science in SPACE ENGINEERINGPolitecnico di Milano, 107/110.

    -- June 2013 DOUBLE DEGREE in Space EngineeringPolitecnico di Torino supported by Alta Scuola Politecnica

    -- December 2012 Alta Scuola Politecnica MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION Diploma, Excellence programme for Politecnico di Milano’s and Torino’s top Master students. 

    Focus on Innovation and Society, Management of Innovation, Complex Decision Making, Global Change and Sustainability, Participatory Design for Social Innovation

    -- 2010 BSc Aerospace EngineeringPolitecnico di Milano, 106/110.

    -- 2007 Scientific High School DiplomaISFN Progetto Brocca, 100/100.



    --  Oct 2012 - Jul 2013 Master ThesisPolitecnico di Milano.

    Near Earth Objects’ Preliminary Orbit Determination through optical measurements: Measurement Uncertainties Expansion and High Order Kalman filtering using differential algebra. Simulation tool for Space Situational Awareness developed using Cosy Infinity tool (Univ. Michigan) and simil Fortran code

    -- March 2011 - December 2012 Multidisciplinary project ARAM-AOCS (Project Coordinator),

    Alta Scuola Politecnica, Politecnico di Torino. Definition and prototype of a modular architecture of small and low cost satellites (main focus on Attitude and Orbit Control). Major personal contribution: low-mass, low-cost satellites’ market and strategic analysis, Development of ADCS simulation software, Management of Teamwork

    -- March-July 2012 F.L.A.R.E.O. Project (Team Leader)

    System Engineering and Space System DesignPolitecnico di Milano. Design of a cluster of Fractionated Spacecraft, phase A feasibility study Personal focus on: Future Mission Programmatics, Mission Analysis, Risk and Cost Analysis

    -- March 2011 - December 2012 Alta Scuola Politecnica Research Papers.

    "Space sustainability: a technological and political challenge"       "Can Users contribute to shape Innovation and new Technology?"          "Forecasting innovation: Everyday technology as a case study for diffusion models"

    -- October 2011 - March 2012 ADCS Simulation Academic Project.

    Development of Attitude Determination and Control simulation tool using Simulink.

    --  October 2010 -March 2011 Orbital Mechanics Simulation Academic Project.

    Orbital perturbations’ simulation for a satellite orbiting Venus.



    -- September 2013 A simulation tool for Space Situational Awareness: Near Earth Objects. 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing




    -- Italian Mother tongue

    -- English Excellent

    -- French Very good

    -- German Good



    Software Latex, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Project, Sharepoint)

    E.C.D.L. (European Computer Driving Licence)

    Matlab, Simulink, UML

    Programming C++, Fortran

    Operating systems Mac Os X, Linux, Windows



    Space Programme Management and Strategy, Planning and Programmatic activities,

    Innovation in Technology domain

    Space Systems Engineering, Astrodynamics

    Experience in project teamwork and Team Management


    Travelling and living in a multicultural environment

    Working in dynamic teamgroups

    Current coordinator of Young ESA community in ESA HQ, Paris

    College and national competitions in Mathematics attended

    Kayak, tennis, theatre, arts and playing piano

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