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The French government awarded more than one million euros ($1.17 million) to Tououse-based Mecano ID to accelerate development of a small satellite deployer. SpaceNews
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SpaceBel, a space systems and software company, will seek to raise around 10 million euros ($11.8 million) in 2021 to initiate development of the constellation and prepare for a demonstration satellite launch in 2023. SpaceNews
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ABL says the funding will accelerate the development of its two-stage launch vehicle and mobile infrastructure. SpaceNews
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General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems won a $32.9 million contract to build NASA’s Total and Spectral solar Irradiance-2 (TSIS-2) spacecraft, a small satellite scheduled to launch in 2023. SpaceNews
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 02:22:44 +0000
Raytheon Intelligence & Space is designing a prototype weather satellite for the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center that draws heavily on technology from the firm’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. SpaceNews
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:10:02 +0000
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico Aug. 2, successfully completing a test flight and crossing the finish line of the decade-long commercial crew program. SpaceNews
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Japanese company ispace has updated the design of its commercial lunar lander while delaying its first flight by a year. SpaceNews
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     Date Submitted:11-12-2013
     Last Modified:24-07-2014 (06:57)
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     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.
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    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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