Date of Birth: 24 February 1987
01/2017-Present Operations Preparation Engineer - Meteosat Third Generation (MTG), Consultant at OHB System AG, Bremen, Germany via HE Space Operations,
OHB System AG is one of the three leading space companies in Europe. It belongs to listed high-tech group OHB SE, where around 2,000 specialists and executives work on key European space programs.
• Production of operation manuals for satellite system, platform and subsystems, with special focus on power, thermal and payload data distribution subsystems;
• Production and validation of flight procedures in APEX for nominal operations, contingency Operations and Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP);
• Support for House Keeping(HK) telemetry packets creation in Satellite Database;
• Support of System Validation Tests (SVT): procedures validations, database consistency checks;
• Elaboration of Satellite Operational Concepts;
• Operational Test Planning;
• Interface with engineering and software team;
• Interface with the customers TAS-F, ESA and Eumetsat for MTG operational activities
07/2013-12/2016 Spacecraft Controller (O3b), SES, Betzdorf, Luxembourg
SES is the world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions across the globe.
• Perform daily operations of spacecraft in accordance with approved procedures and the daily operations plan;
• Trending and analysis of engineering parameters;
• Perform routine operations (telemetry dumps, AOS-LOS from the different ground stations, upload payload daily mission, eclipses, table uploads, etc.);
• React to emergencies within approved guidelines and notify appropriate staff based on escalation procedure;
• Command the spacecraft and monitoring satellite health;
• Creation and validation of procedures, displays and tools;
• Duties of analysis of the flight dynamics data: flight dynamics routine operations, flight dynamics monthly report, flight dynamics reports on tracking campaign, maneuver planning and assessment with focusCN software, python scripts for data analysis.
• Responsible for planning routine flight dynamics operation in the O3b Team;
• Perform off-line data analysis;
• Spacecraft monitoring and commanding;
• Complete regular refresher training sessions in order to maintain a certification level required to perform functions via regular assessment;
• Rehearse on the simulator established nominal and contingency procedures;
• Interface with the Network Operation Center;
• Participation of the O3b Spacecraft Operation Center (SOC) readiness and creation of training material;
• Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) support from the Betzdorf SOC of batch 1b and batch 2 of the O3b fleet
03/2012- 01/2013 Laboratory experience, GAUSS srl-Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome.
• Participation in the UniSat5 satellite project, as master’s candidate, for the attitude control subsystem;
• Participation in the HPH.com project (Helicon Plasma Hydrazine.COmbined Micro).
Education and trainings
March 2012-January 2013
Laboratory experience, GAUSS srl-Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome.
Participation to the UniSat5 satellite project, as master’s candidate, for the attitude
Partecipation to the HPH.com project (Helicon Plasma Hydrazine.COmbined Micro).
Master degree in Astronautical Engineering , 110/110 with honors, Faculty of
Civil and Industrial Engineering, “Sapienza” Università di Roma.
Thesis titled “Attitude Control using only Magnetorquers for a Sun-pointing Mission”,
advisor Prof. F.Curti.
Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering, 97/110, Faculty of Aeronautical
and Space Engineering, “Sapienza” Università di Roma.
Thesis titled “Storia e prospettive della propulsione spaziale mediante vele solari”, advisor
Diploma di Maturità classica, 100/100, Liceo Ginnasio Statale “Orazio”, Rome.
Thesis titled “Attraverso lo specchio”
• Principles of Project Management, Open2study online course
• Persuading and Influencing, SES
• Performing with presence, SES
Matlab&Simulink , Python, Fortran 90, Scilab,
Apex, focus GMV, OpenSCC, Latex, Office, Open Office
• 19-20 May 2015 - International Collision Avoidance Workshop, CNES, Paris.
• 3-9 February 2013 - 2ndIAA Conference on University Satellites Missions and Cubesat Winter Workshop, Rome, Partecipation and presentation of the paper “Three-axis Attitude Control using only Magnetorquers for a Sun-pointing Microsatellite”
• March 2012 – January 2013 - Participation to the UniSat5 satellite project, as master’s candidate, for the attitude control subsystem at GAUSS srl-Sapienza Universit`a di Roma;
• Partecipation to the HPH.com project (Helicon Plasma Hydrazine.COmbined Micro).
• 2014, Publication of the Master Thesis “ Attitude Control using only Magnetorquers for a Sun Pointing Mission” , Edizioni Accademiche Italiane
• 2013, Publication of the paper “Three-axis Attitude Control using only Magnetorquers for a Sun-pointing Microsatellite”, Proceedings of 2nd IAA Conference on University Missions and Cubesat Winter Workshop
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