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We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's December 12 year-ending flight for 2017 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana - where preparations also are moving ahead with four satellite passengers that will further expand Europe's Galileo global navigation system once in their final orbit. During activity in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, this heavy-lift vehicle for Arianespace Flight VA240 underwent the assembly process that began by mating its two solid prop...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0100
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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:45:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:28-03-2013
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     Current job:Senior Scientific Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
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     KeywordsPhysics Degree, Post Graduate Certification, high experience and professional skill in analysis and architectural design, project design and team coordination. Particular attention to scientific contexts and passion for tecnological innovation and physi
    CV

    Job Experience

    1) Senior Software Enginner at SERCO SpA  for ESA/ESRIN (since January 2015)

    Within the "Intrument Data Quality Evaluation and Analysis Service" (IDEAS) project for ESA-ESRIN EOP-G Division,

    Main responsibilities:
    IPF and Quality Control Tools maintenance and evolution,

    Activity:

    -support to the IPF and Quality Control Tools maintenance and evolution Team,
    -support to the Scientific Teams
    As part of Task-2 and QC tool team, primary duties are:
    Follow-up of IPF/IPP/QC- tools software evolution projects
    Driving IPF/IPP/QC-tools software anomaly investigations, in strict liason with Instrument teams and software mainteiners ( executions of test run, interfacing with PDGS and reprocessing centres)
    Driving IPF/IPP/QC-tools software verification in strict liason with Instrument teams (definition of Verification Test Plan, SW installation, execution of test runs, driving and collating inputs from instruments teams and writing the relative test reports)

    2) Senior Software Engineer in Vitrociset S.p.A. (March 2001 - December 2015)

    Main responsibilities:

    Software Development Team Leader

    Scientific Team Leader

    Software Assembling Integration and Validation (AIV) Responsible

    Tutor for Post Degree students in Aerospace Engineering Master

    Activity:

    Research and development

    System and Software Requirements definition and analysis

    Reverse Engineering

    Business Processes Re-Engineering

    Analysis, Design and Software and System Architecture design

    Software programmers Team leading

    Test and Validation group leading

    Areas:

    Space:Satellite ground station, Image and High Resolution data elaboration, Satellite Platform management, Earth Observation Satellite data exploitation

    Civile: Disaster and risk management, Air control Management

    Meteorology: Meteorological data decoding interpretation and image representation, Support to Italian Aeronautical M. personnel for meteorological data production

    Courses:

    “Advanced Business Component Development with Enterprise JavaBeans (TM) Techology”-SL-351

    “Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with UML” - OO-226

    2) DUTY SCIENTIST at Telespazio S.p.A. (Agust 1996-February 2000),

    Main Activities

    Telemetry data Quality Control and Monitoring during “Beppo Sax” Scientific Mission at Scientific Operation Center (SOC) of Rome.;

    Monitoring and Control of On-board instruments data;

    Quick Look Analysis of scientific data

    Pre-elaboration of Mission plans after new transient source discovery

    Software Support for standard scientific production

    Research activities

    3) Math and Physics teaching experience at CEPU institute for High school and University students (February 1996-June 1996).

    4) Math and Physics teaching experience (January1995-April 1995) at High Scientific School “Liceo Scientifico Statale - Democrito” and at “Liceo Classico Statale – Plauto”.

    Educational Background

    Post Graduate Certification:

    MASTER in “Tecnologie avanzate dell’informazione e della comunicazione” (“Advanced Technology of Information and Communication” – subject: Information Technology) attended at I.I.A.S.S (Istituto Internazionale per gli Alti Studi Scientifici – International Institute for High Scientific Studies) (2001).

    Stage:

    Stage attended at ESA (European Space Agency) ESRIN (May-December 2000). Title of project-work: “Earth Observation applications, geographic information system for risk management in urban areas ”.

    Post Degree Course:

    English course (November 1999-February 2000) attended at the SHENKER Institute of Rome.

    Post Degree Activity:

    Activity research (April 1994 - February 1996) for MITO (millimeter and Infrared Testagrigia Observatory) project at Experimental Cosmological Laboratory “G31” – University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

    Degree:

    Physics Degree (1994) (“Astrophysics and Space Physics”) – University of Rome “ La Sapienza”; principal subjects studied: IR Astronomy, X-ray Astronomy, Cluster of galaxies, Cosmic Background Radiation.

    Stage Experience

    Stage attended at ESA (European Space Agency) near Frascati ESRIN (May-December 2000).

    project-work: “Earth Observation applications, geographic information system for risk management in urban areas ”.

    Main activities and research subjects

    Radar,SAR (synthetic aperture radar), SAR differential interferometry, Subsidence,Permanent Scatterers (PSs),Geographic Information System (GIS).

    Technical expertise

    Programming Languages:

    Fortran, IDL, PV-WAVE, C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, ADA, UML, Unix Shell Script (KSH, CSH), Perl, HTML, J2EE, JSP, Struts, javascript

    Operating System

    DOS, Windows*, Window NT workstation, Linux, Unix, Sun Solaris

    DataBase:

    Oracle, MySql

    Studies, Research and professional skills

    Analysis and algorithm development for High resolution optical image

    SAR image focalization with innovative processing algorithm

    Earth Observation, satellite data and risk & disaster management

    Data integration on cartographic references for environmental handling

    Master courses

    C++, Java, UML, GIS, VB, ASP, Software parallelo, grafica 3D, Elaborazioni di Segnali, Fuzzy-logic, Oracle.

    References

    Co-author of 16 scientific papers published on the following scientific international review:

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

    Nuclear Physics

    Astrophysical Letters and Communications

    Astronomy & Astrophysics,

    Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana

    Acta Astronautica

    IAUC (International Astronomical Union Circulars)

    Prizes

    BRUNO ROSSI PRIZE for 1998 from the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society.

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