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     Date Submitted:31-01-2013
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     Current job:Solar Impulse Strategy and Flight Forecast Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsOperations Engineer
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    04/2018–ON GOING

    GALILEO Spacecraft Operations Engineer

    DLR GfR on behalf of TELESPAZIO Vega Deutschland, Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany)

    AOCS, Power and Thermal Engineer for GALILEO Constellation Operations at GCC-D:

     

    Ops preparation and execution for AOCS, Power and Thermal

    Special Ops preparation and execution: S/C PF and PL commissioning, IOT, manoeuvres

    Contingencies handling, anomalies reporting and investigation

    Telemetry and S/C performance analysis, monitoring and reporting

    Development of operational concepts and procedures review, validation and implementation

    03/2017–03/2018

     

    GALILEO LEOP Spacecraft Operations Engineer and Database Analyst

    ALTRAN Italy for CNES, Toulouse (France)

    AOCS, Power and Thermal Engineer for LEOP Operations at LOCC-T:

     

    SRDB and ODB management

    SCTC preparation and execution

    Procedure development and validation

    On-console operations for AOCS, Power and Thermal

    09/2016–02/2017

    NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Training Officer

    ALTRAN Italy for LEONARDO (Caselle Torinese and Sigonella NATO military base)

    Coordination of all relevant Training activities for NATO AGS UAV defence system.

    Management and execution of the training activities for:

     

    Mission Operation Support (MOS)

    Transportable General Ground Stations (TGGS)

    Mobile General Ground Stations (MGGS)

     

    04/2016–08/2016

    SOLAR IMPULSE Mission Engineer

    ALTRAN Italy for Solar Impulse (Montecarlo)

    Solar Impulse Mission Operations in the Mission Team, at Monaco Control Center:

    Define the flight strategy and the route for SI Round The World Trip, taking into account of:

     

    Weather conditions: cloudiness, rain, temperature, wind

    ATC restrictions: min/max or mandatory altitude, forced waypoints

    Battery state of charge: init value, min value during the flight, max value at landing

    Comfort of the pilot

    04/2015–03/2016

    GALILEO Spacecraft Controller

    ALTRAN Italy for DLR-GfR, Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany)

    GALILEO operations in the Shift Team, at GCC-D:

     

    Handling routine TC, TM monitoring and secure activities operations. Flight contingencies and anomaly handling, corrective actions, recovery of nominal status

    Logging/reporting activities and events using operations support tools

    Special Operations support: IOT, Payload and Platform Commissioning, orbital maneuvers

     

     

    07/2013–03/2015

     

    ATV Spacecraft Operations Engineer

    ALTRAN Italy for CNES, Toulouse (France)

    ATV  Vehicle Engineering Team (VET) at ATV-CC:

     

    Preparation of satellite operations for nominal and contingency cases (flight procedures)

    Training management andATV Training Academy point of contact

    Preparation and execution of: VSAT, SVT, AIRT, JIS; participation in TRR and PTR

    Execution of nominal and contingency flight operations (Communication and Data-Handling)

    Support to Propulsion, Power and Thermal

    Management of Post Flight Report

     

     

    08/2011–10/2012

    GALILEO Spacecraft Operations Engineer and Database Analyst

    Telespazio  SpA, Fucino (Italy)

    GALILEO Full Operational Capability (FOC) flight operations preparation (OHB satellites):

     

    S/C Operations Preparation (including FOP TT&C and Database)

    Preparation for, and participation in SVT and SCTC test

    Management of Satellite Reference Database and customization of Operational Database

     

    1999–2013

    Professional Rugby Player

    Unione sportiva Avezzano Rugby, Avezzano (Italy)

    Italian Championships, Second and Third Division

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    2011

     

    M.S. in Advanced Communication and Navigation Satellite Systems

    University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome (Italy)

    Thesis: GALILEO; Processes for Flight Operations Management

     

     

     

     

     

    2006–2010

     

     

    2001–2005

     

    M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering

    University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome (Italy)

    Thesis: Study of Ablative Materials for Solid Rocket Nozzle

     

    B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

    University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome (Italy)

    Thesis: Aircraft Engine Performance Analysis

     

     

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

     

    Listening

     

    Reading

     

    Spoken interaction

     

    Spoken production

     

    English

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

    French

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

     

     

     

    Communication skills

    Communication skills acquired through works and projects carried out with mixed group by nationality and thought. Team spirit, collaboration skills, listening and organization of team work

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Excellent leadership experience, strong organizational skills and decision-making acquired in 10 years as captain of my rugby team, and working in a technological and multicultural environment

     

    Computer skills

    Good command of Windows, Linux, Unix

    Good command of Fortran, Matlab, Simulink, LabVIEW

    Satellite Control and Operation System (SCOS)

    Manufacturing and Operation Information System (MOIS)

     

    Driving licence

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