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     Date Submitted:22-02-2013
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    Job information
     Current job:Flight Dynamics Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsExperience in flight dynamics operations (LEOP and Routine Phase, LEO and GEO missions) and design/customisation of FD systems.
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex M| Date of birth 19 Sep 57 | Nationality Italian

     

    PREFERRED JOB

    Flight Dynamics Engineer

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    01 June 1988 – Present

    Flight Dynamics Engineer

    The candidate has been working into the satellite environment since 1988, in the TELESPAZIO company. He worked into the operational team of several satellites (LEO and GEO missions), as Flight Dynamics engineer and Flight Dynamics System responsible (technical management). The professional skills are in both Flight Dynamics System design and operation execution.

    2008-2013
    TELESPAZIO - Flight Dynamics Manager.
    Participation in the design and implementation of the Flight Dynamics Systems (technical management) for GEO missions T3A, CH9, W2A, CIEL2, Palapa-D, THOR6, W7, NileSat 201, Rascom 1R, W3B, W3C, Apstar7, Apstar7B and Yamal 402. The FD systems was developed for LEOP support. FD operations for T3A, CH9, CIEL2, W2A, Palapa-D, THOR6, W7, NileSat 201, Rascom 1R, W3B, Apstar7, Apstar7B and Yamal 402 (LEOP operations).

    2000-2007
    TELESPAZIO - Member of the Flight Dynamics Department.
    Flight Dynamics operations for Artemis and AB1 (GEO) and AGILE (LEO) missions (routine operations).
    Flight Dynamics operations for Sicral, Artemis, RC1 missions (LEOP operations).
    Flight Dynamics operations for AB1, AGILE missions (LEOP operations).
    Flight Dynamics operations for Cosmo Sky-Med constellation (SAR1 satellite LEOP and routine operations).
    Participation in the design and implementation of the Flight Dynamics Systems (technical management) for Cosmo Sky-Med constellation.
    Participation in the design of the Flight Dynamics Systems for AB1, HB7, W3A, RC1, T3A (GEO) missions. The FD systems was developed for LEOP support. Mission Analysis and Flight Dynamics support to all the relevant Company activities.

    1994-1999
    TELESPAZIO - Member of the Flight Dynamics Department.
    Flight Dynamics operations for (LEO) SAX and Mita missions (LEOP and routine operations).
    Participation in the design and implementation of the Flight Dynamics Systems for SAX and Mita (LEO Satellites) and Sicral (GEO) missions.
    Participation in the design and implementation of the Flight Dynamics Systems for Artemis.
    Flight Dynamics support for Iridium Constellation at MOTOROLA premises (Orbit Determination accuracy).
    Mission Analysis and Flight Dynamics support to all the relevant Company activities

    1991-1993
    TELESPAZIO - Member of the Earth Observation Department
    Participation in the design of software system for SAR signal processing

    1988-1990
    TELESPAZIO - Mission Analysis Specialist
    Study contracts for ESA and MBB/ERNO concerning the Columbus Mission Analysis

    01 January 1987 – 31 May 1988

    Software Analyst

    Development of software for Office Automation.

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    Degree in Physics

    University of Study of Salerno,

    Excellent mathematics skills
    Excellent phisics skills
    Excellent knowledge of spacecraft dynamics

     

    Mathematics Ph. D. course (fellowship) - International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy (1985)

    Satellite Attitude and Orbit Control: Theory and Practice course (1997)

    Micro-satellites: Design, Development and Execution of Minimum Missions course (1997)

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, French

    Job-related skills

    Experience in flight dynamics operations (LEOP and Routine Phase, LEO and GEO missions)
    In more detail the work carried out has been essentially focused on
    - requirement definition for operational software (GEO and LEO missions),
    - technical studies,
    - support to specification of operational software (GEO and LEO missions),
    - contribute to testing of the operational software (GEO and LEO missions),
    - performing orbit determination and control,
    - determining orbit control according to the missions requirement in terms of tolerances for ground track and local time of ascending node crossing,
    - ensuring avoidance of potential collision with space debris,
    -evaluating, testing and validating operational products prior to their release,
    - providing support to ground segment or space segment contingencies.

    Computer skills

    Operating Systems
     Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
     Linux
    Programming Languages

    Mathematical Packages
     FORTRAN, COBOL
     Good command of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Project)

    MATLAB

    Driving licence

    B

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

     

    Publication
    1) P. Di Stasio and G. Vilasi : Bi-Hamiltonian Structure and Invariant Endomorphism for Rigid Body Dynamics, Letters in Mathematical Physics 11, 299(1986).
    2) M. Biagini, P. Di Stasio and F. Zirilli: Dynamic Spline for Accurate Orbit Calculations, Proc. IGARSS'91 Symp., Helsinky, vol. II, pp. 1027-1028.
    3) B. Aster and P. Di Stasio: Modelling Earth Rotation and Spaceborne Attitude Errors for Theoretic Doppler Parameters Evaluation, Proc. IGARSS'91 Symp., Helsinky, vol. IV, pp. 2409-2411.
    4) P. Di Stasio and M. Mochi: A Study on Balloon Dynamics, Proc. of 11th ESA Symp. on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Montreaux, 24-28 May 1993.



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