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Rocket Lab announced Jan. 20 that the second launch of its Electron small rocket was a success, reaching orbit and deploying three cubesats. SpaceNews.com
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The SBIRS GEO Flight 4 satellite flew aboard a U.S. Air Force Atlas 5 rocket. This was the 75th launch carried out by the Atlas 5. SpaceNews.com
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As the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years Jan. 20, NASA's operating plans are little changed from that earlier shutdown, with most agency employees set to be furloughed. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:27:50 +0000
Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the moon will be in the agency's 2019 budget request, scheduled for release as soon as early February. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:54:25 +0000
California Assembly Appropriations Committee backs plan to create a California Aerospace and Aviation Commission to recommend action the governor and state legislature could take to retain jobs and encourage the industry's growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:57:20 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: “In space we will do our best to deter. But for right now, it’s about sizing up the problem." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:46:13 +0000
Shortly after a Finnish company successfully launched the country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite, Finland’s president signed the country’s first comprehensive space legislation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:20:10 +0000
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:19:43 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:11:34 +0000
Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:07 +0000
Sending data to and from different spots on Earth is big business for satellite operators, but Cloud Constellation sees a lucrative opportunity to offer satellites as the ultimate cloud storage solution for sensitive data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:25 +0000
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:06-09-2013
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywords* Systems Engineering & Mission Analysis * STK (Orbit Modelling Software) * Remote Sensing & Coverage Analysis * Rarefied Aerodynamic Modelling * Orbital Mechanics * Concepts Generation and 3D CAD design
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    Personal Profile
    As a highly-motivated aerospace engineer within the space sector, I have experience in the fields of space mission analysis, satellite systems engineering and remote sensing. Taking part to Earth Observation and interplanetary phase A studies with major players of the space industry made me develop a valuable and broad technical skill set. Particular interests are focused towards orbit mechanics and rarefied aerodynamic modelling. I am extremely passionate about space and a strong believer of the need to expand the world’s space capabilities.

    Career Objective
    Looking to secure a position in the space industry, where I can bring technical value and develop current skill set further.

    Education
    Masters Degree – Space Studies – Cum Laude 2012-2013
    International Space University, Strasbourg, France
    Gave a wide overview of the space sector. Courses included: Space Systems Engineering, Space Sciences, Space Applications, Space Management & Business, Space Policy, Space Economics & Law.

    Bachelors and Masters Degree – Aerospace Engineering 2008-2012
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Courses included: Advanced Space Systems, Applied Aerodynamics, Aerospace Propulsion, Aerospace Structures and Materials, Systems and Control Engineering

    European Baccalaureate
    2004-2008

    European School of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Professional and Leadership Experience
    NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California - Internship         2013 to Aug 2013
    Research Scholar, Mission Design Division May
    I worked as a system engineer in the Mars Sample Return mission. Tasks included pre phase-A concepts generation & design and orbit modelling in matlab. I wrote a technical report outlining my results and presented them to the Mission Design Division at NASA Ames.


    International Space University, Strasbourg, France- Full Time         Oct 2012 to May 2013
    Mars-X Project Manager
    Project manager of a team of 27 members. Mars-X is a project involving an alternative holistic approach towards exploring Mars from its moons. Sponsored by NASA and Lockheed Martin. Presented to numerous conferences and institutions, including NASA HQ, NASA Ames, JPL and ESA.


    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK - Part Time        Apr 2012 
    STK Teaching Assistant
    Supervised 80 space systems engineering students during an STK instructional workshop. I advised master level students on questions ranging from general orbital mechanics and astronomy to the STK software.

    SES Astra, Luxembourg - Internship      Jul 2011 (3 weeks)
    Telecom Satellite Operator
    Worked in the Business Development division, mapping and digitalising the uplink and downlink radiofrequencies and orbital ephemeris of communication satellites to update the in-house database.


    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK - Full Time      Oct 2010 to May 2011
    Head of Mission Analysis
    Designed an Earth Observation satellite in collaboration with EADS Astrium. My task consisted in using various engineering approaches and software to define the satellite's mission.

    Papers

    Grasso, A. 2013. Ultra-Low Orbit on Mars for Gravity Field Measurements and Atmospheric Sensing Applications (Unpublished).

    Grasso, A. 2012. Feasibility Study of an Ultra-Low Altitude Hyperspectral Micro-Satellite. 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Napoli, 1-5 October 2012. IAC-12-E2.1.6.

    Honours and Awards
    Edmon Brun award for the best student paper at the 63rd International Astronautical Congress
    Oct 2012
    L'association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France

    Scholarship to attend the International Space University
    Sep 2012
    European Space Agency

    Winner of the 2012 UK student paper competition
    Jun 2012
    British Interplanetary Society

    Other Skills
    Languages: Italian (Mother Tongue), English (Fluent), French (Fluent)
    Computing: * Excellent Knowledge: Microsoft Office, Systems Tool Kit (STK), Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) at the International Space University
    * Good Knowledge: 3D CAD (Autodesk Inventor), C/C++, Matlab, Simulink
    * Basic Knowledge: Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DS2V), Finite Element Analysis

    Interests
    Space: Attended and presented at numerous conferences, workshops and events related to space. Active advocator and promoter of space.
    Sports: Practised professional football, swimming and diving. Enjoy running.


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