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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:05:27 +0000
The president of the Canadian Space Agency said he is taking a "wait and see" approach to NASA's plans to end funding of the International Space Station in the mid-2020s, citing the lack of detail. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:38:59 +0000
NASA’s topline budget will be flat for the foreseeable future — which means an effective decrease in real dollar funding for the agency. As a result, President Trump may see his moon plans come crashing down to Earth. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:09:54 +0000
Satellite hardware and network builder Gilat of Israel, seeking to interest cellular operators in expanding their reach by satellite, is pressing forward with a strategy of building the entire network for them in exchange for multi-year commitments to pay for the service. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:33:42 +0000
The Air Force creating a budget line for small launch is a “very good thing for the industry,” said Steve Nixon, vice president of strategic development at Stratolaunch. SpaceNews.com
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Fleet operator ViaSat’s newest satellite could lose around 15 percent of its intended throughput due to an antenna problem discovered after launch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:34:06 +0000
A United Nations committee reached agreement last week on nine guidelines intended to reduce the risk of collisions in space and other harmful space activities. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:25:22 +0000
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wants his agency approve SpaceX’s 15-month-old application to serve the U.S. with its proposed megaconstellation. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:17:22 +0000
U.S. intelligence report: “Russia and China aim to have nondestructive and destructive counter-space weapons available for use during a potential future conflict.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:27:31 +0000
The fiscal year 2019 budget proposal for NOAA restores an earlier schedule for two future polar-orbiting weather satellites that faced potential delays last year. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:21:14 +0000
Stymied by extended regulatory delays, Planet is planning to remove a ground station it built in Canada if it does not receive a government license for it by June. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:19:33 +0000
An initial look at the budget documents released on Monday reveals that spending on space is up only modestly but that priorities appear to be shifting. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:06:28 +0000
In a Feb. 13 solicitation, the Air Force announced it will “conduct a full and open competition” for the production of 22 GPS 3 satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:26:43 +0000
“We are in a more dangerous security environment than we have seen in a generation,” said Maj. Gen. John Pletcher, the Air Force budget director. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:15:39 +0000
The Trump administration is offering $19.6 billion for NASA in its fiscal year 2019 request, while seeking to cancel a flagship astronomy mission and end NASA funding of the International Space Station in 2025. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:31:08 +0000
Satellite fleet operator SES on Feb. 12 announced that CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh will be leaving the company April 5, exactly four years after assuming the position. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:25:56 +0000
DARPA, which has a checkered history of supporting development of new launch vehicles, is planning to start a competition offering prizes for responsive launch systems. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:05:54 +0000
NASA's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal will include plans to end funding for the International Space Station in 2025, but leaves open the possibility of handing part or all of the station over to private operators. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:11-12-2013
     Last Modified:24-07-2014 (06:57)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Assistant (MSc Graduate)
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsReliable, analytical, patient. Background in astrophysics, experience in research. Sound quantitative and critical thinking skills. Keen passion for space affairs, future and strategic studies, international diplomacy.
    CV
    Work Experiences
    Dec 2011 to present:  
    Private tutor for high school and Bachelor students.
    Tasks: teaching mathematics, physics, chemistry, natural sciences and IT. Scientific outreach volunteer activities (astronomy meetings) for adults.
    Jun 2011 to Oct 2011:
    Research Assistant (Postgraduate Grant holder) at National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF).
    Tasks: Data analysis (reduction and calibration) of interferometric radio datasets. Imaging of Radio Halos and Relics (diffuse radio sources in clusters of galaxies). Statistical analysis of relevant physical properties. Drafting of reports and presentations for seminars and conferences in English. Database management of the objects' catalogue. Tutoring for BSc students.
    Publication: "Discovery of diffuse radio emission in the galaxy cluster Abell 1689", V.Vacca et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics 535, nov 2011.
    Education
    11 Jul 2014: 
    Master in Space Policy and Institutions. Italian Society for International Organizations (SIOI) - Italian Space Agency (ASI), Rome, Italy.
    Thesis: "Global Space Governance: Earth Observation and Data Policy"
    18 Mar 2011: 
    Master of Science in Astrophysics and Cosmology. University of Bologna, Italy.
    Thesis: "Diffuse radio emission in peripheral regions of Clusters of Galaxies" Performed at the Institute for Radioastronomy - INAF.
    15 Dec 2008: 
    Bachelor of Science in Astronomy. University of Bologna, Italy.
    Thesis: "AGN Feedback and evolution of Galaxies"
     
    Languages
    Italian: Mother tongue
    English: Fluent (C1)
    French: Working knowledge (B1)
     
    Competencies
    Organization:
    Solid critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills.
    Strong inclination for organization, planning and respect of deadlines.
    Demonstrated ability to perform accurate primary and secondary research and analysis.
    Social:
    Marked diplomatic and negotiation skills in interpersonal relations. 
    Positive attitude for team work within multicultural research environments. 
    Good communication skills obtained by conducting seminars, outreach and lessons.
    IT:
    Very high IT literacy: excellent knowledge of Windows, Office and networking tools.
    Good knowledge of end-user IT security, Linux, LaTeX, Matlab, IDL.
    Other interests:
    Passion for international diplomacy and security topics.
    Strategic simulations; Lego; Biking.


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