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     Date Submitted:05-04-2014
     Last Modified:16-07-2017 (08:11)
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     Current job:System Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpacecraft System Engineer, Satellite Mission Analysis and Operations, Spacecraft Dynamics Engineer, AOCS, Propulsion Engineer, Professional, Dynamic, International, Open minded

    Sex Male  | Date of birth 24/10/1990  | Nationality Italian




    System Engineer,  Adecco for Thales Alenia Space, Rome

    From January 2016 To  Present

    End to End Systems,  Engineering & Advanced Projects,  Observation Systems & Radar Department

    Mission analysis of new and current satellite EO missions (Cosmo Skymed 2nd Generation, SAPERESAFE).
    Operative profiles scenario definition, analysis and optimization with support of developed tools and STK™. Support to E2E activities. Orbit selection and trade off. System  performance analysis and modeling


    Internship at Thales Alenia Space, Rome

    From June 2015 To  December 2015

    Spacecraft System, Mission & Operations Division,Engineering & Advanced Projects, Observation Systems & Radar Department

    Project:  Development of a tool (in-house spacecraft simulator) to model and simulate satellite subsystems and operations. The following topics have been studied and  implemented: orbit propagation, attitude, TT&C, propulsion,  burning strategy, propellant budget, station keeping, LEOP and deorbiting phase.

    Industrial Tutors:           G. Spera, A. Cici, A. Nicito                               Academic Tutor:            L. Iess


    Internship at ESA/ESTEC

    From September 2014 To  December 2014

    Propulsion Engineering Section, Propulsion & Aerothermodynamics Division, Mechanical Engineering Department  (TEC-MPC)

    Project: “Preliminary Design and Performance Estimation of Centrifugal Pumps for Liquid Rocket Engines”.

    Industrial Tutors:            F. Di Matteo, M. De Rosa                               Academic Tutors:          F. Nasuti, M. Onofri

    The work carried out  at ESA/ESTEC, in the framework of the Student Placement Program of ESA, was the core of the Master Thesis that was discussed in January 2015.




    Advanced Post-Graduate Course on “Space Transport Systems” (STS)

    University “Sapienza”, Via Eudossiana, 18, 00184 Rome, Italy      Website:

    From January 2015 to December 2015

    ASI (Italian Space Agency) Sponsorship for merits;

    Lectures by Sapienza professors and distinguished experts from European Industries and Space Agencies. Advanced courses held in European entities: CIRA, VKI, DLR, ONERA/ISAE, ONERA/CNES;

    Visit to Guyana Space Center to witness VEGA VV06 launch, participation to briefing and technical visits.

    Final Grade: 110/110 cum laude


    Master Degree in “Space and Astronautical Engineering” (MSAR)

    University “Sapienza”, Via Eudossiana, 18, 00184 Rome, Italy      Website:

    From September 2012 To January 2015

    Field of study: Solid, liquid and electric propulsion, structural analysis and design, trajectory and mission analysis, satellite attitude control system and system engineering;

    Enrolled in the “Excellence Path”: Students enrolled in this path distinguish themselves for academic merits, credits gained, scores obtained and regularity of academic path.

    GPA:  29 /30        Final Grade: 110/110 cum laude


    Bachelor degree in “Aerospace Engineering”

    University “Sapienza”, Via Eudossiana, 18, 00184 Rome, Italy    Website:

    From September 2009 To December 2012

    Aerodynamics, mechanics, propulsion, aerospace material, space system, FEM methods and basic engineering topics;

    Thesis : Human Mars Mission : Cycler Approach For A Continuous Human Presence On Mars” ;

    The thesis is the base of the paper that was personally presented at IAC 2013 in Beijing:

      “Investigation On Cycler Strategies To Establish A Continuous Human Presence On Mars”,


    Final grade:  110 /110 cum laude


    Classic Curriculum High-School Diploma

    Classic High-School  “Orazio”, via Alberto Savinio 40,  Rome, Italy 

    From September 2004 To July 2009

    Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian Literature, Physics, Chemistry and Computer science

    Final  grade: 100 /100


    Lockheed Martin Sponsorship, SGAC representative  to witness MAVEN launch


    November  15-20, 2013

    Participation in a one on one interview by NASA, visit to Kennedy Space Center visit as a VIP guest, participation to the International Space Exploration Forum of space industries experts, organized by Lockheed Martin.


    Local Award and 1st place in global ranking in the “International Space Apps Challenge”

    Website: ,

    April 20-21, 2013

    The International Space Apps Challenge is a global effort led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    2-days of team working on “Deployable Greenhouse”, project named “Green on the Red planet”, local winner in Rome, 2nd place in global ranking, trip to Kennedy Space Center granted.


    Space Generation Congress 2012, scholarship from “La Sapienza”

    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) , c/o ESPI, Schwarzenbergplatz 6, A-1030 Vienna, Austria


    September 27-29, 2012

    3-day Congress with technical lectures,  dialogues with Space Agencies leaders and team working on Industry-Space Transportation that resulted in the SGC 2012 Final Report and  in two papers that were presented  at  IAC 2013, Beijing; China :

    “Future Applications Of Small Launchers: a Sector with Considerable Opportunities”

    “The Commercial Competitiveness Of The Ariane 5me/6 Launch Vehicles”


    CVA Summer School, scholarship from “La Sapienza”

    13th CVA (Community of Ariane Cities) Summer School, École de l’Air, France, organized by:

    Community of Ariane Cities, CVA, c/o European Space Agency, ESA, 8-10 rue Mario Nikis, F-75738, Paris, France

    July 2012

    4-week Aerospace course with technical lectures on European Space Transportation
    Included visits to industry, language training, and team building workshops, including
    a crisis communication and a micro-rocket workshop.

    Presented a group paper on Human Mars Mission to a jury composed of industry delegates.





    Italian: mother tongue

    English: Proficient in speaking, listening, writing and reading

    German: basic knowledge in speaking, listening, writing and reading

    Communication skills

    Good communication skills gained through my experience at CVA Summer School and SGC

    First-rate  experience in international environments through my experience at ESA, CVA Summer School and SGC

    Good linguistic skills

    Organizational / managerial skills

    Able to work in interdisciplinary and international teams, also through the web

    Excellent team and management skills as demonstrated in various projects and group work.

    Computer skills

    Proficient in Microsoft Office™.  Matlab™.

    Advanced knowledge of  C/C++/C#, Matlab™  GUI,  Simulink™, STK and  ECOSIMPRO™.

    Good knowledge of  DOORS,  Mathematica, Fortran, Nastran/Patran, Adina, Latex ,Linux, NASA-CEA and NASA-DAS.

    Driving license and others

    A, B

    Scuba diving : Padi Open Water, PSS Advanced Diver.



    Publications Projects

    Durante, D.,Ferraioli, G., Nardecchia, L., Sganga, R. (2014),
    “Panorama of ideas for exploitation of humanoid robots in space activities and exploration”,
     IAC-14,A5,3-B3.6,7,x24309, Toronto, September 2014

    Nardecchia, L., Fisher, S., Emanuelli, M., Maier, P., Sarli, B., Kumar, A., Baumann, J.P., Aprea, J., David, E., “The Commercial Competitiveness Of The Ariane 5me/6 Launch Vehicles”, IAC-13-D2.1.9, Beijing, September 2013

    Nardecchia, L., Fisher, S., Emanuelli, M., Maier, P., Sarli, B., Kumar, A., Baumann, J.P., Aprea, J., David, E., “Future Applications Of Small Launchers: a Sector with Considerable Opportunities”, IAC-13-D2.7.1, Beijing, September 2013

    L. Nardecchia, D. Durante, “Investigation on Cycler Strategies to establish a Continuous Human Presence on Mars”, IAC-13-A5.2.4, Beijing, September 2013

    Contributor in “Space Generation Congress 2013 Final Report”, presented to the United Nation, Available at

     “Human Mars mission”, Project carried out at the CVA Summer School, July 2012


    Traveling, Team Sports, Football, Volleyball, Water ball, Science, Human Space Exploration, Cultural activities and International events.


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