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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:07-03-2013
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     Current job:Product Assurance Responsible
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsTwenty-six years of experience in software development for aerospace and naval systems, with several experiences abroad in international teams. Experience with different software development methodologies and software life-cycle phases.
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    EDUCATION: Degree in Computer Sciences (110/110 e lode) - University of Bari, October 26, 1987. The following thesis work was discussed: “The microprogramming level of a Prolog coprocessor”. Objective of the work was the reduction of the Prolog programmes execution time, by means of a coprocessor whose microcommands interpreter was developed.

     

    Knowledge of Languages:

    • Italian: mother tongue
    • English: working knowledge

     

    OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS:

    UNIX Sun, Linux (RedHat), DEC-Alpha, DEC VAX 6000/410, MARA

     

    PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES:

    PLUTO, C++, C, Ada95, Pascal, PLM

     

    DESIGN METHODOLOGIES:

    UML, HOOD (Object-oriented), SADT (structured analysis)

     

    DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTS:

    Rational Rose, Paradigm Plus, Teamwork, HOOD-SF, Statemate, OSF/Motif

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

     

    ELV S.p.A., Corso Garibaldi 22, 00034 Colleferro (Roma), Italy (December 2003 - Present):

     

    June 2012 - Present: Responsible for Software Product Assurance activities of the VEGA Launcher Vehicle, particularly focusing on:

     

    • Electrical Acceptance of A1B, A2, A3 assy, starting from VV07 (since December 2015)

     

    • Electrical Inspections in Kourou (French Guyana) Launch Campaigns, starting from VV06 (since November 2015)

     

    • Software Product Assurance for the Flight Program Software Second Source (FPSA) product

     

    • Software Product Assurance for the HardWare In the Loop (HWIL) Test Campaigns

     

    • Product Assurance for the Autonomous Localization System (ALS) product

     

    December 2003 - May 2012: Responsible for On Board Software and Laboratory activities of the VEGA Launcher Vehicle, particularly focusing on:

     

    • July 2010 - October 2010: HWIL Test Campaigns Avionics and Flight Program Software (FPS) Requirements Verification, using a VEGA Data Post-Processing Tool

     

    • February 2010 - May 2012: On Board Computer (OBC) Test SoftWare (TSW) Development for the HWIL Test Campaigns and for the Synthesis Control Test, to be performed in the frame of the Launch Campaign

     

    • July 2009 - July 2010: Participation to the Vega Data Processing (VDP) Factory Acceptance and On Site Acceptance activities (with ALTEC).

     

    • June 2009 - June 2010: Participation to the EGSE Final Delivery Factory Acceptance and On Site Acceptance activities (with VITROCISET).

     

    • March 2008 - May 2012: EGSE Application SW and Library Development for the HWIL Test Campaigns (in PLUTO language- Procedure Language for User in Test Operation, Copyright ESA).

     

    • September 2006 - May 2009: Contribution to the Specification of the Measurement Plan, focusing on the design of the telemetry grid present in the Genfor FAS file.

     

    • November 2005 - November 2006: Test Specifications for the HWIL Phase 1 (OBC Ground protocol, 1553 communication – OBC FW only) and Phase 2 (TSW qualification) Test Campaigns.

     

    • December 2003 - May 2012: Specification and procurement of the Software Development Environment (SDE) for the VEGA subcontractors (ASTRIUM-ST France, GTD Spain, RUAG Space Sweden), and management of the related maintenance renewals.

     

    • December 2003 - April 2008: Independent Software Verification and Validation (ISVV) - definition of the process, project execution according to the process, technical management of the ISVV team (SENER Spain, GMV Spain) activities.

     

    • December 2003 - April 2008: Technical Management of the Thrust Vector Control (TVC) Subsystem (S/S) Software development team (SABCA Belgium) activities.

     

    • December 2003 - March 2008: Requirements Baseline for the OBC TSW development, and technical management of the TSW development team (ASTRIUM-ST France, GTD Spain) activities.

     

    Space Software Italia S.p.A., Viale del Lavoro 101, Quartiere Paolo VI, 74100 Taranto, Italy (August 1989 - November 2003):

     

    Participated to a training program comprising software development methodologies, structured analysis and design techniques, object oriented design, English full-immersion course.

     

    January 2003 - November 2003: participation to the activities of Design, Development (in Ada language), Test, Integration and Production of the related Software Documentation regarding the Command and Control (C2) System of the Fast Attack Class Corvettes of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).

     

    February 2001 - February 2002: involved in the Engineering team of the EGNOS CCF (Central Control Facility) program as Technical Interface between Alenia Aerospazio and SSI. Scope of the project is provide a new European Geostazionary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), which will be added to the already existing services provided by the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the GLObal NAvigation Satellite System (GLONASS). In particular, participated to the activities of analysis, high level design, integration and validation of the entire CCF subsystem. March 2002 - December 2002: involved in the activities of integration and validation of the CPF (Central Processing Facility) subsystem (in Alcatel Space, Toulouse, France, and in Thales ATM GmbH, Langen, Germany).

     

    November 1999 - January 2001: involved in the system definition of the Revised Display Concept (RDC) – Tornado subsystem and related software. Scope of the project (in EADS – European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Munich, Germany) is the software requirements definition.

     

    March 1999 - October 1999: responsible of the Man/Machine interface of the Data Recorder Manager – Preparation to Processing, using the UIM/X tool (integrated with OSF/Motif), for the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission program. Mission objective is to obtain the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of the earth. System Integration and Test activities have been performed at Alenia Aerospazio Roma.

     

    February 1997 - February 1999, collocation in Alenia Aerospazio Roma, for the mission operations phase of the Helios 1 military satellite: responsible of maintenance and software porting activities (in C language, in DEC VAX 6000/410 and DEC-Alpha environments) and, since September 1998, participated to system integration and test activities, collocation in Centro Interforze Telerilevamento Satellitare (CITS), Aeroporto militare De Bernardi, Pratica di Mare (Roma).

     

    December 1995 - January 1997, for the Platform Integrated Control Subsystem (PICS) program, an on-board computer for satellites: design (using the HOOD methodology, Hierarchical Object Oriented Design), code (in Ada language) and test in UNIX environment of two on-board software components, operating on the Spacecraft Control Unit, the central computer of PICS.

     

    July 1994 - November 1995, for the Malta Air Traffic Control program: software porting activity from MARA platform in PLM language to DEC-Alpha platform in C language, using an analysis and translation tool. Collocation in Alenia Difesa Roma.

     

    March 1992 - June 1994, for the X-SAR program: design of three software products using the Teamwork case tool; code (in C language) and test in DEC VAX 6000/410 environment. Mainly involved in the development of the Man/Machine interface using the OSF/Motif tool. Final acceptation tests have been performed at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena (California, USA).

     

    March 1991 - February 1992: design of high level architecture of an on-board software product for the Columbus program, using the HOOD-SF tool.

     

    August 1990 - February 1991: design of interfaces of software components for the on-board system of the SAX program. Collocation in Alenia Spazio Torino.


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