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Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:15:08 +0000
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:20:14 +0000
As the White House puts the finishing touches on a new space policy dealing with space traffic management issues, the House is considering legislation of its own on the topic. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:21:05 +0000
Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab. 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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