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The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
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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
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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
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
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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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     Date Submitted:24-05-2013
     Last Modified:21-11-2014 (12:23)
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     Current job:Thermo-mechanical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywordsmechanical fem analyses, multybody simulation, thermal analyses,
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    Personal Information

     

    Nationality

     

    Italian

     

    Date of birth

     

    14/07/1983

     

    Work Experience

     

     

     

     

     

    July 2013 - presently

    Segula Technologies

    Consultant in OHB-CGS Rome

    Thermo-mechanical Engineer on MGSE items fot MTG programme

     

    September 2012 – March 2013

    Internship at Thales Alenia Space at the Antenna Department    

    I’m involved in the multybody analyses to study the deployment of antennas in their operative environments. These analyses are very useful to validate the mechanical project of the complex antennas structure. I’m focusing with detail, on Hildra and Large Reflector Antenna (LDR) structures, both ESA programs.

     

    January 2010 – July 2012  

    Engineer at the Mechanical and Aerospacel Department of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”,  in collaboration with AVIO-Colleferro.

    My aim was to study the thermo mechanical behavior of the flexible bearings used in solid boosters, under the operative conditions of pressure in the combustion chamber and of the actuation forces to directing booster thrust. These analyses were made thanks to the commercial fem codes MSC Marc.

    At the same time, I realized, at the C.S.V. of Militay Aeroanautics, at the Pratica di Mare ‘De Bernardi’ Airport,the mechanical characterizations tests on the rubber material used in the studied bearing, with the INSTRON machinery (traction, compression and shear tests as ASTM regulations)

    November 2009 – July 2010   Stage presso azienda Avio di Colleferro (RM).

    Internship at AVIO- Colleferro at the Structure Department    

    I was involved in the FEM analyses relative to the mechanical failure inside the propellant of the solid rocket motors of the launchers Vega and Ariane, and at the interface between the external structures and the propellant . Different analyses relative to different loading and position conditions were done. The study was designed to the realization of a scheme of “acceptable” defects (this means that those defects were not dangerous for the life of the launchers) in presence of which, the production can not be interrupted.

    Private lessons of scientific and humanistic subjects to students of high school and university.

    Secretary at a Doctor’s Private.

    Shop assistant at a pastry.

    Education and Training

     

     

     

     

    11 December 2012 

    Post Graduated Master in 'Satellite and orbital platform' promoted by University of Rome “La Sapienza” with final mark 110/110 cum laude

    Communication Techniques and Strategies

    Scenarios and Market of Space Industry

    Scientific and Planetary Exploration Missions

    Regulatory Aspects of the Business Aerospace

    Inhabited Orbital Infrastructure

    Introduction to ICT systems

    Introduction to Space Systems

    Software Technologies for Managing Spatial Data

    Methods and Models of Systems Engineering

    Orientation on Product, Projects and Processes Quality

     

    20 July 2010

    Master Degree in Space Engineering at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'with vote 102/110 with a thesis: “Numerical methodology for the study of defects inside solid propellant of solid engines”. Advisor: prof. Paolo Gaudenzi

    List of subjects incurred during the degree course:

    -Gas dynamic

    -Element of propulsion systems

    -Fundamentals of remote sensing and telecommunications

    -Aerospace structures

    -Space structures

    -Liquid propellant rocket

    -Solid propellant rocket
    -Orbital Mechanics

    -Fundamentals of automatic

    -Analysis of mission

    -Environmental impact of aircraft engines

    -Thermal problems in the structures

    -Electronic

    -Satellite communication systems

    -Turbopump supply systems

    -Aerothermochemistry

    -Materials for space uses

    -Special aerospace technology

     

    16 May 2006

    Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Rome 'LaSapienza'with a thesis: “Thermal analysis on thermal protection system on the leading edge of re-entry vehicle”

     Advisor: Prof. Paolo Gasbarri

    List of subjects incurred during the degree course

    -Techinca deisgn

    -Mathematics

    -Geometry

    -Fundamentals of aerospace
    -Mechanics and physics
    -Chemistry
    -Fundametals of computer science
    -Solutions of differential equations
    -Thermodynamics
    -Economy
    -Electromagnetism
    -Numerical methods
    -Aerospace Materials

    -Aerodynamics
    -Fly-on-board systems
    -Physics Laboratory
    -Applied Mechanics
    -Electrical science
    -Aerospace-Propulsion
    -Structure for Aerospace-
    -Flight Mechanics

    -Complements of Mathematics
    -Rational Mechanics
    -Science-of constructions
    -Laboratory of numerical aerodynamic
    -Technology-for-Aerospace
     

     

    2002

    High School Diploma (Scientific Diploma) at the Scientific High School Benedetto Croce of Rome

     

     

    Personal skills

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    Mother tongue

     

    Other language

     

    Italian

     

    English, good reading, writing and sufficient speaking ability.

     

     

     

    Social skills

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    Collaborations for experimental aerodynamic and mechanical labs during the university.


    Collaboration with a theater company, awards in a national competition

     

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    Technical skills

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    Good knowledge of Office
    Knowledge of programming language Fortran
    Knowledge of CATIA V5
    Very good knowledge of the program NX Siemens
    Very good knowledge of the program-Marc Mentat

    Very good knowledge of the program-MSC Marc, MSC Adams
    Knowledge of the program Femap
    Knowledge of the program Esatan
    Windows operating systems

     

     

    PUBBLICATION

     

     

     

    “Finite Element Analysis of a Solid Booster Flexible Joint for Thrust Vector Control”; Authors: L. Lampani, F. Angelini, P. Gaudenzi, R. Marocco, M. Fabrizi. Presented at 21-th AIDAA Congress. III CEAS Air&Space Conference, Venezia 2011

     

     

    Driving license

     

    B Drive License till 2002

     

    Additional information

     

    Extra-professional interest

     

     

     

     

     

    TrinityCollege certificate of upper-intermediate level of knowledge of English language

     

    Interest to volunteering.
    Passion for swimming and yoga.
    I’m a lover of travel to discover the different cultures and places.


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