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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:23:07 +0000
Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:17:49 +0000
As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:03:46 +0000
The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. 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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