Latest Space News
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 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
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
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
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
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
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
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
More space news...
18014 cvs - 944 jobs


  • HOME

  • HOME
  • CV: 3GM Deputy Experiment manager

    Printer Friendly

    << BACK

    Personal information
    Contact information
    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:15-07-2013
     Last Modified:15-07-2013 (03:56)
    Job information
     Current job:3GM Deputy Experiment manager
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     KeywordsOrbit determination, radio science, signal processing. Worked at JPL from 2009 to 2012 as part of the Outer Planet Navigation Group, performing operational orbit determination on Dawn.

    Work experience





    1 Apr 2013 - Today

    Occupation or position held

    JUICE Mission - 3GM Deputy Experiment Manager

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Experiment manager of the Radio Science Experiment 3GM with the JUICE mission.

    Definition of strategies and requirements; coordination with the industry and the European Space Agency.

    Participation at project reviews, Science Working Teams and mission workshops.

    Name and address of employer

    University of Rome "Sapienza" - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica ed Aerospaziale.

    Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Software for orbit determination and geodesy experiments.



    1 Set 2012 – 31 Mar 2013

    Occupation or position held

    Orbit determination Consultant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Teaching, support and use of the orbit determination code MONTE (Mission analysis and Operational Navigation Toolkit Environment).

    Transition of analysis of radiometric data for geodesy experiments from the code ODP (Orbit Determination Program) to MONTE.

    Name and address of employer

    University of Rome "Sapienza" - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica ed Aerospaziale.

    Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Orbit determination and geodesy experiments.




    2 Feb 2009 - 1 Feb 2012

    Occupation or position held

    Navigator - Orbit Determination analyst at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena CA, USA)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Activity performed as a member of the Dawn Navigation team.


    Performing operational orbit determination of Dawn using radiometric and optical spacecraft tracking data, and maintaining and disseminating reconstructed trajectories to customers internal to the project. 

    Performing covariance analysis using simulated tracking data to determine future mission requirements pertaining to orbiting the asteroid Vesta.


    Participation to operations planning and contingency meetings. Interface scientific goals – mission requirements with PI of instruments


    ·         VIR (Visible and InfraRed Mapping Spectometer), in Survey for the surface mineralogy.

    ·         FC (Framing Camera) during HAMO for optical navigation

    ·         GRaND (Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector) in LAMO (Low Altitude Mapping Orbit), to study

    the elemental composition of Vesta


    Software used: MONTE (Mission analysis and Operational Navigation Toolkit Environment) and ODP (Orbit Determination Program)

    Name and address of employer

    INAF - IFSI (Istituto per la Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario)

    Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133, Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Navigation of interplanetary probes




    April 2010 - Today

    Occupation or position held

    Co-Founder and Partner of ARPSOFT S.r.l

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Foundation of ARPSOFT S.r.l.

    The company's main activity is development of technological solutions and services for aerospace applications, regarding navigation of interplanetary probes, remote sensing and telecommunications. ARPSOFT S.r.l. was founded after a long experience consolidated in prestigious Italian and foreign Institutes, working on many ESA and NASA projects, like Cassini, SMART-1, BepiColombo, JUNO, Venus Express, Mars Express, Rosetta, Dawn.

    Name and address of employer

    ARPSOFT S.r.l., via bolsena 40, Rome, Italy




    1 Feb 2005 - 31 Jan 2009

    Occupation or position held

    Research assistant - Radio scientist, software analyst

    Main activities and responsibilities

    OD: orbit determination of spacecraft propelled by ion engine. Estimation of ion engine's thrust. Related experience with the Flight Dynamics Group in ESA-ESOC.


    Radio Science: simulation of estimation of gravity fields and post-Newtonian parameters. Related experience with NASA-JPL radio science team.


    Remote Sensing: determination of the lunar librations using data acquired with the AMIE camera aboard SMART-1. Collaboration with the AMIE team (INAF).


       Signal processing: Study, development and implementation of the first ESA S/W correlator for Delta- DOR (Delta Differential One-way ranging) signals. Data analysis and interpretation. Support to ESOC for operational data processing.


       Documentation production: ICD (Interface Control Document), SRS (Software Requirements Specification Document), SAD (Software Architectural Design Document), SVVPR (Software Verification and Validation Plan and Report), SUM (Software User Manual).

    Name and address of employer

    University of Rome "Sapienza" – DIAA (now DIMA) Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Radio Science, Signal Processing, Remote Sensing



    Education and training





    January 2009

    Title of qualification awarded

    Winner of open competition IFSI/23/2008/001, published on Gazzetta Ufficiale 4a Serie Speciale - Concorsi n 81 del 17/10/2008.


    Concorso pubblico, per titoli ed esami, ad un posto di Tecnologo – III livello - con contratto di lavoro a tempo determinato, per l’area scientifica “Sole e Sistema solare” – settore di ricerca “Planetologia”, presso l’Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica – Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario – Roma.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    INAF - IFSI (Istituto per la Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario)

    Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133, Rome, Italy





    Title of qualification awarded

    Qualified for Esame di Stato per Ingegneria Aerospaziale.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Rome "Sapienza"




    Sep 1999 - 17 Dec 2004

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Thesis title: The model of the non-gravitational accelerations of the probe SMART-1

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Rome "Sapienza"

    Level in national or international classification

    ISCED 5




    Sep 1994 -  July 1999

    Title of qualification awarded

    Diplomatocon voto 100/100.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Liceo scientifico Statale Farnesina

    Level in national or international classification

    ISCED 3





    Specialization courses





    Sep 25-27 2006

    Title of qualification awarded

    SIGRAV Graduate School on “Experimental Gravitation in Space” Galileo Galilei Institute, Arcetri, Firenze, Italy



    Personal skills and competences




    Mother tongue




    Other language




    Organisational skills and competences

    Capable of working either independently and in a team.

    Confident in handling new tasks.

    Flexible in assignments.



    Computer skills and competences

    Operating systems: WINDOWS, UNIX and LINUX.

    Programming languages: FORTRAN, python, MATLAB, bash, csh. Basic knowledge of C++, HTML, PHP and Javascript.

    Microsoft Office Suite.

    Other utilities/libraries: MONTE and ODP (JPL operational software for spacecraft navigation of interplanetary probes), SPICE/NAIF library.


    Additional information




    Proceedings of international conferences


    D. Parcher, M. Abrahamson, A. Ardito, D. Han, R. Haw, B. Kennedy, N. Mastrodemos, S. Nandi, R. Park, B. Rush, B. Smith, J. Smith, A. Vaughan, G. Whiffen, “Dawn Maneuver Design Performance at Vesta”, 23rd AAS/AIAASpace Flight Mechanics Meeting, 10-14 February 2013, Kauai, Hawaii, USA


    M. Abrahamson, A. Ardito, D. Han, R. Haw, B. Kennedy, N. Mastrodemos, S. Nandi, R. Park, B. Rush, A. Vaughan, “Dawn Orbit Determination Team: Trajectory Modeling and Reconstruction Processes at Vesta”, 23rd AAS/AIAASpace Flight Mechanics Meeting, 10-14 February 2013, Kauai, Hawaii, USA


    B. Kennedy, M. Abrahamson, A. Ardito, D. Han, R. Haw, N. Mastrodemos, S. Nandi, R. Park, B. Rush, A. Vaughan, “Dawn Orbit Determination Team: Trajectory and Gravity Prediction Performance during Vesta Science Phases”, 23rd AAS/AIAASpace Flight Mechanics Meeting, 10-14 February 2013, Kauai, Hawaii, USA


    B. Kennedy, M. Abrahamson, A. Ardito, R. Haw, N. Mastrodemos, S. Nandi, R. Park, B. Rush, A. Vaughan, “Dawn Orbit Determination Team: Modeling and Fitting of Optical data at Vesta”, 23rd AAS/AIAASpace Flight Mechanics Meeting, 10-14 February 2013, Kauai, Hawaii, USA


    F. Barbaglio, A. Ardito, L. Iess, M. Lanucara, R. Madde’, M. Mercolino, G. Rapino, “ESA Delta-DOR enhancement: agencies interoperability, wideband and low-snr functionality”, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 1-5 October 2012, Naples, Italy


    P. Tortora, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, L. Iess, N. J. Rappaport, A. Ardito, L. Somenzi,

    Cassini’s determination of the gravity fields of the saturnian satellites”, 58th International

    Astronautical Congress, 24-28 September 2007, Hyderabad, India


    M. Mercolino, R. Maddè, L. Iess, M. Lanucara, P. Tortora, A. Ardito, G. Rapino, “Results

    and future applications of the ESA Delta-DOR”, 4th ESA International Workshop on

    Tracking, Telemetry and Command, 11-14 September 2007, ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany


    L. Iess, R. Abellò, A. Ardito, G. Comoretto, M. Lanucara, R. Maddè, M. Mercolino, G.

    Rapino, M. Sensi, P. Tortora, “The European Delta-DOR correlator”, 57th International

    Astronautical Congress, 2-6 October 2006, Valencia, Spain


    L. Iess, A. Ardito, S. W. Asmar, G. W. Bury, D. V. Johnston, “Precision Doppler tracking

    of the lunar probe SMART-1 in X and Ka band”, XVIII Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, 19-

    22 September 2005, Volterra (PI), Italy


    Participation to international conferences with publications of abstracts




    S. Asmar, A. Ardito, J. W. Armstrong, L. Iess, N. J. Rappaport, P. Tortora: “Saturn’s

    Gravity Field: Results from Two Flybys and Proximal Orbits Simulations”, Division for

    Planetary Sciences, 10-15 October 2008, Ithaca, NY, USA


    N. Rappaport, L. Iess, P. Tortora, J. Wahr, J. Lunine, R. Mackenzie, J.W. Armstrong, S.W.

    Asmar, A. Ardito, M. Di Benedetto, A. Graziani, P. Racioppa: “The Gravity Science

    Analysis of Cassini Flybys T11 and T22 and Future Work”, EOS Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall

    Meet. Suppl., Abstract P23B-1367 (2007)


    L. Iess, R. Abelló, A. Ardito, G. Comoretto, M. Lanucara R. Maddè, M. Mercolino, G.

    Rapino, P. Tortora: “The software correlator for ESA DDOR”, presentation at the 4th

    RadioNet Engineering Forum Workshop: “Next Generation Correlators for Radio

    Astronomy and Geodesy”, 27-29 June 2006, Groningen, The Netherlands


    Participation of workshps


    L. Iess, A. Ardito, M. Di Benedetto, A. Graziani, P. Persi, P. Racioppa, R. Seu, P. Tortora: “Gravity Fields and Rotation of Titan Saturnian Satellites”, VIII Convegno Nazionale di Scienze Planetarie, 21-25 January 2008, Bormio


    L. Iess, A. Ardito, S.W. Asmar, G.W.Bury, P. McManamon: “Doppler measurements and frequency stability of the X/Ka radio link: results from the RSIS experiment”, 16-17 January 2007, SMART-1 Technology Workshop, ESTEC

    Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.

    All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.

    All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide. 

    Pricing starts at €450 (approx £350 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!


    2017 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):

    1 month - Discovery 450 euros convert
    3 months - Bronze 1150 euros convert
    6 months - Silver 1950 euros convert
    12 months - Gold 3200 euros convert


    If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)562211007 or send us an email at We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.

    Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.



    Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
    - if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
    - if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)



    For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)562211007.
    Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)562211007 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.

    Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.



    We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
    Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.

    To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
    * The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
    * Email - Must end in Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

    Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

    Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2017 Spacelinks
    Web Analytics