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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0100
Though an emerging market, the global nanosatellite market is highly competitive, with major players competing against each other to make a mark in the global market. The companies are adopting both organic and inorganic market strategies such as business expansions, partnerships, agreements, collaborations, product launches, and acquisitions, among others, to strengthen their position in the market. The high growth of the nanosatellite market is unprecedented for the satellite industry and will...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100
After years of development, Lockheed Martin completed the first flight build of its new Multi-mission Modular (MM) Solar Array. This new flexible array advances Lockheed Martin's significant heritage flying flexible arrays on such programs as the International Space Station and a constellation for the U.S. Air Force. The new design is a major component of Lockheed Martin's multi-year modernization of its LM 2100 satellite bus, which is part of its newly-enhanced family of buses. The MM Array ...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities. Previously Webb was targeted to launch in October 2018. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington. "Rather, the integration of the various...
Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:01:00 +0100
Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it was awarded its first NASA Kennedy Space Center Contract (KSC) for launch and integration services. The multi-year contract covers launch services in 2018 for a maximum of 24 payloads, with options to provide launch services for up to 24 additional payloads in 2019 and 2020. The potential total contract value is more than $5 million. U-Class payloads are miniature space research satellites that ty...
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     Date Submitted:29-08-2013
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     Current job:Product Assurance Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProduct & Quality Assurance Dependability & Safety Risk Management
    CV

    Education

    2012-2013

    ISAE (Supaero) – ENAC – École de l’Air, Toulouse – Salon de Provence, France

    Advanced Master - Aerospace Project Management

    Thesis: « How to shape a Project Management oriented company to be proactive on the market »

     

    2008-2010

    Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

    MSc in Management Economics and Industrial Engineering (mark: 109/110)

    Thesis: « Business Intelligence Systems in the Financial Sector »

     

    Erasmus Program at ESIEE Management, Paris, France

    Master of Technology and Information System

     

    2004-2007

    Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

    BSc in Computer Science Engineering

    Thesis: « Managing incidents and problems through an Airport Simulation by using ITIL Protocol »

     

    2004

    Istituto Leone XIII Milano– Scientific High School Diploma

     

    Work Experiences

    November 2014 to Present                             

    RUAG Space, Zürich, Switzerland

    Product Assurance Engineer 

    - Main interface to the customer and the subcontractors for all quality and safety aspects on the projects issues

    - Surveillance of subcontractors with respect to quality and safety related matters

    - Conducting hardware inspections for assemblies, as well as incoming and outgoing inspections

    - Review and approve project documentation including documentation from suppliers

    - Overseeing of MAIT activities including Final Acceptance/Qualification Tests

    - Participation in Design, Test Readiness and other standard project milestone meetings

    - Chairing the delivery review board (DRB) with the customer and internal representatives

    - Support projects teams in terms of RAMS activities

    - Managing approval processes for components deviating from applicable standards (RFA, PAD, 
RFD and RFW)

    - Managing NCRs and ensuring proper corrective action and close-out

    - Establishing or coordinating the Product Assurance relevant project documentation (ADP, EIDP, FMEA, FMECA, CIL, Hazard Analysis, QSL, Process/Components/Material list, CoC, CoA, PA Plan, MIP/KIP Plan, C&CCP, Acceptance process documents)

    PROJECTS: Bepi Colombo SEPTA50 SADA, MTG ADPMA, SGEO SEPTA24 SADM, ANGOSAT ARDM, AMOS-6 SEPTA24 SADM, ARSAT SEPTA24 SADM, Galileo FOC SEPTA33 SADM, SECM SEPTA33 SADA, SARA21 Rotary Actuator, Separation and Jettison System, Eddy Current Damper, Starlith

     

    March 2013 to October 2013                             

    RUAG Space, Zürich, Switzerland

    Project Manager Assistant c/o Business Unit Space Mechanisms

    Planning and schedule management (from the proposal phase until the product delivery)

    Cost and financial management (from the proposal phase until the product delivery)

    Contractual an negotiation activities with customers

    Customer relationship management, main contact with all stakeholders

    Internal resources planning, hours allocation and job efforts evaluation

    Risk assessment and mitigation management

    Action Item list management

    Product Management activities

    Market analysis and industry researches

    Market correlations using Monte Carlo simulation

    Product studies and roadmap definition

    Product-oriented internal organization definition

     

    November 2011 to December 2012                                                  

    Reply Consulting Spa, Milan, Italy

    Consultant c/o HVB - Unicredit Group - Munich, Germany

    Test and Quality Leader for Counterparty Credit Risk Project

    Project Management activity of planning and managing all functional and UAT tests

    Risk and performance analysis of data/portfolio concerning the Counterparty Credit Risk

    Data extraction, exposure analysis and risk evaluation using risk management tools

    Defect Management activity of monitoring and managing all defects and tickets raised by users

    Knowledge of Credit and Market Risk Management and associated technologies

    Knowledge and skills concerning Basel II and Basel III normative, governance and international banking rules

     

    July 2010 to November 2011 

    BorsaItaliana S.p.A. - London Stock Exchange Group, Milan, Italy

    Business Analyst

    Project Management activities as:

    Project Leader of the migration on the new technical infrastructure of the whole Italian Cash Market

    Planning, execution and certification of Conformance Tests referred to both the Exchange Trading Platform and the Exchange Public Data Feed

    Public Data feed responsible of the migration on the new technical infrastructure of the Italian Derivatives Market.

    Business Analysis activities as:

    Business and functional analysis related to market orders handling and Trading Software implementation.

    Internal Tests and Stress Tests (both internal and with customers) through the generation of test scenarios in order to simulate diversified market prices situations and check how internal systems would react

    Trading Support activities as:

    Customer support regarding Italian Stock Exchange prices, structure, negotiation rules, communication protocols and all products exchanged on Italian Stock Exchange Markets.

    International customers´ backup for both Trading and Clearing software provided by Borsa Italiana.

    Monitoring and presidium of new market services delivered both in Test and in Production Environments.

    Market Makers and Specialist customers´ configuration and management (Intermediaries, International Software Vendors and Info Providers.

     

    March 2010 to July 2010

    Business Intelligence Observatory of Politecnico di Milano

    Data Mining Assistant Researcher for Master Thesis development

    Analysis for the Financial and Banking Sector in order to evaluate the impact of Business Intelligence and Data Mining Techniques (Clustering, Neural Networks, Decision Trees and Association Analysis) on Italian banks.

    Researches related to statistical methods (Monte Carlo simulation and historical series) for Risk Management, fraud detection, bankruptcy foresees and market movement forecast.

    Financial workshops and CFOs interviews organization and management to collaborate for the final report of the BI Observatory at Politecnico di Milano.

     

    Languages

    Italian : Mother tongue

    English : C2 Level in both written and oral

    Summer 2008: Metropolitan College of New York, NYC, SA (course of Business English)

    French : C1 Level in both written and oral

    Seven months permanence in Paris, France

    Summer 2009: Sorbonne, Paris (Cours de Civilisation Française) 

    Five months permanence in Toulouse, France   

    German : B1 Level – Intensive language course in progress    

    Arabic : A1 Level

     

     

     

     

    Computer Science

    Software : Suite Office

    Operating Systems : MAC OS, Windows OS and Linux (base)

    PM Software : MS Project, PPMS, MS Visio, OpenProj, GanttProject, XMind

    Trading software’s : BIT Trading System (BTS), BIT Clearing System (BCS)

    Risk Management : Limex/Trarisk

    DB Languages : SQL (base)

    ERP : SAP (base)

    Event/Defect Tool : NCTS, HPQC and Remedy

     

    Certifications

    Languages : PET - BEC - FCE – TOEFL

     

    Activities and Interests

    International Relations : NMUN, United Nation Palace (ONU), New York, USA - Intensive training and simulation concerning the diplomatic career and international relations’ skills

    Sports : Synchronized Ice Skating (participation at World Championships in 2005),  Artistic Gymnastic (Regional Championships in 2000), Dance (Modern Jazz – Teaching Certification)  

    Interests : Aerospace, Energy, Intelligence and Security, Finance in general and Stock Exchange Markets, traveling around the world, reading (mainly American and French literature and philosophy).

     

    Social Skills

    Flexibility and spirit of initiative, charisma and excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team in multicultural environments, also acquired as a volunteer with the “ABIO” association at the district hospitals of Milano. A lot of willingness to improve my knowledge, I am very fast in learning new skills. I am very organized, focused on the final scope and problem solving oriented. I am very structured and on time.


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