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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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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
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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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
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:12-04-2013
     Last Modified:14-04-2013 (07:52)
    Job information
     Current job:System & Planetary Protection Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems
     KeywordsSystem Engineer, AIT Engineer, Planetary Protection Engineer, Product Assurance, Configuration Control, Teamwork, Problem Solving
    CV

    Education and training

     

    • Period

     

    From January 2009 – December 2009

    • Name of the Educational Institution

     

    Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”

    • Activity

     

     

    Post Graduate Master Diploma (II level) in “ Space Transport Systems”

    • Main subjects and professional skills related to the education awarded

     

    • Space Transport Systems Scenario;
    • Space Environment and space mechanics;
    • Mission Analysis and astrodynamics;
    • Ground Segment;
    • Launch Sites;
    • GNC Launcher Systems;
    • Aerothermodynamics of Launchers;
    • Avionics Systems;
    • Pyrotechnical Systems;
    • Chemical Rockets (Solid and Liquid Propellant);
    • Nozzles, Combustion Chambers Design Criteria;
    • Re-entry Systems and Technologies;
    • Remote sensing systems and services;
    • Structures, mechanism and technologies;
    • Thermal control systems;
    • Power and data handling;
    • TT&C and ground segment;
    • Quality Control;
    • Space business and program and risk management;

     

     

     

    • Date

     

    June 2008

    • Qualification

     

    Space Engineer

    • Level in national classification

     

    Grade points: 106/110

    • Title of graduation thesis

     

    “Design criteria of a Flywheel for Satellite Electrical Systems”

    • Supervising professor for  thesis

     

    Prof. Eng. Umberto GRASSELLI

     

     

     

    • Period

     

    From 2004 to 2008

    • Name of the Educational Institution

     

     

    Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”  

    Master Degree inSpace Engineering

    Main subjects and professional skills related to the education awarded

     

     

    The subjects characterizing this course are:

    Spaceflight Mechanics, Satellite Attitude Control  Systems, Orbit Control. Mission Analysis, Satellite Electronics, Space Environments, Electrical Power Systems, Aerospace Structures Dynamic, Thermal Control, Space Structures, Chemical Propulsion, Electrical Propulsion, Satellite Communication Systems.

     

     

     

    • Date

     

    September 2004

    • Qualification

     

    Aerospace Engineer

    • Level in national classification

     

    Grade points: 101/110

    • Title of graduation thesis

     

    “Dynamic Response of Reticular Structures”

    • Supervising professor for  thesis

     

    Prof. Eng. Ugo A. ANDREAUSS

     

     

     

    • Period

     

    From 2000 to 2004

    • Name of the Educational Institution

     

    Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” 

    Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering

     

    • Main subjects and professional skills related to the education awarded

     

     

     

    The subjects characterizing this course are:

    Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Mechanics, Construction Sciences, Aerodynamics,  Numerical Methods, Aerospace Materials, Aerospace Constructions,  Mechanics of Fly, Aerospace Technologies, Experimental Aerodynamics, Propulsion.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

    • Period

     

    From June 2010 up to date

    • Name and  address of the company

     

     

    Aero Sekur S.p.A. – Via delle Valli, Aprilia (LT) - Italy

    • Type and field of activity

     

    Aerospace and Defence

    •Professional qualification

     

    System & Planetary Protection Engineer - R&D Space Business Unit

    • Principal subjects-occupational skills covered

     

    Employed in Aero Sekur S.p.A. on the following programs and activities:

     

    ExoMars HEPA Filters, ESA Project – System Engineer:responsible for the generation of the Data Package.

    He has performed: generation of the specification for the filters suppliers, supplier trade-off, material characterization of the filtering media (thermo-mechanical). Designer of the HEPA Filters for Adv. CD phase of program. He has been responsible of: thermal analyses performed by AVIOSPACE, FMECA analyses, CFD analyses performed by filter supplier (UFI). He has been responsible for the manufacturing of the Structural Model and of the generation of End Item Data Package.

     

    ExoMars Parachute System, ESA Project – AIT and Planetary Protection Engineer.He has been responsible of the planetary protection and Cleanliness and Contamination Control activities. He has performed development and qualification tests for the sterilization process in ESTEC facility. Designer of the test device for the riser qualification test of the parachute. He is currently AIT engineer and responsible for the generation of documentation of development and qualification tests. He has performed integration activities in Cleanroom environment.

     

    Extraction of Specifics Chemical Contaminants in the Air:responsible of the documentation for the phase-A preliminary study. He has generated technical notes in teamwork with ASTRIUM and CNR, in terms of system requirements, feasibility analyses, test plan and report for consolidation results. 

     

    CMP55 Parachute Improvement Project – AIT Engineer: responsible of technical support during development tests. He has performed test activities, test article preparation, test article recover and post-processing of the acquired data.

     

    ICARO, Framework Project:responsible of ablative material experimental system design. He has performed system propulsion trade off, preliminary design and entry analysis.

     

    IXV Recovery System – AIT Engineer:responsible for the generation of Data Package. He has performed preliminary floatability analysis, Cleanliness and Contamination Control documentation. He has performed analytical bolts-verification tool in according with ECSS. He has performed integration activities in Cleanroom environment.

    ALMAS ASI Project:He has performed analytical tool of spring design.

    Hyper Framework project – AIT Engineer:responsible of breadboard model integration and functional tests.

     NH90 Raft Recovery System Agusta Westland Project:he has performed functional test support.

     EPO Greenhouse ESA Project:responsible for the generation of the FAR (Flight Acceptance Review) documentation.

     Teamwork activities for technical proposal preparation, data package generation.

     

     

     

     

    • Period

     

    From February 2010 to April 2010

    • Name and  address of the company

     

    Techno Systems s.r.l.

     

    • Type and field of activity

     

    Factory Automation Systems

    Professional qualification

     

    Designer 

    Principal subjects-occupational skills covered

     

    In the framework of METRO C “Giardinetti Station” forRome Underground METRO C Project, he has performed the following activities:

    Electrical System design
    Air-conditioning systems design

     

     

     

    Period

     

    From  June 2009 to December 2009

    Name and  address of the company

     

     

    ELV S.p.A. - Corso Garibaldi, 22 - 00034 Colleferro (Roma)

    Type and field of activity

     

    Aerospace

    Professional qualification

     

    Junior Engineer 

    Principal subjects-occupational skills covered

     

    During the internship experience in the VEGA Project, he has per performed mission analyses for small payloads.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

    Mother tongue

     

    Italian

    Other language(s)

     

    English, French

     

     

     

    Informatics knowledges

     

     

     

    Operative Systems:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista,
    • MsDos,

     

     

    Applicative Software:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • CFD-ANSYS,
    • Matlab/Simulink,
    • Autocad - CatiaV5,
    • MsOffice.

     

     

    Programming languages:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Pascal,
    • Fortran,
    • Visual Basic.
     

     

     

    Social skills and competences

     

     

    Good level of interaction, in multicultural environments and sports activities.

    He has done private lessons to high school students.

    During the university years he has worked as a aerial fitter.

     

     

     

    Organizational skills

     

     

    Good skills in coordination and management of human resources. Ability to work in team and multinational environment.

     

     

     

    Interests e hobbies

     

    Music, Reading, Football, Fitness, Swimming, Cinema.

     

     

     

    Additional information

     

    He has not ever been convicted of criminal offence.

    Driving licence B.

    He is a blood donor.

    He declare of being in good health, having not ever suffered from any serious illness.



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