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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Our 4th Space Resiliency Summit is designed as an educational and training ''Town Hall'' forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This year's summit will focus on technology and innovation needed to defend critical space assets against increasing and new threats. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference 2017 Summit Topics to Includ...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc. as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon's new payload doubles DigitalGlobe's capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company's capacity to image high-dema...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0100
Though an emerging market, the global nanosatellite market is highly competitive, with major players competing against each other to make a mark in the global market. The companies are adopting both organic and inorganic market strategies such as business expansions, partnerships, agreements, collaborations, product launches, and acquisitions, among others, to strengthen their position in the market. The high growth of the nanosatellite market is unprecedented for the satellite industry and will...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100
After years of development, Lockheed Martin completed the first flight build of its new Multi-mission Modular (MM) Solar Array. This new flexible array advances Lockheed Martin's significant heritage flying flexible arrays on such programs as the International Space Station and a constellation for the U.S. Air Force. The new design is a major component of Lockheed Martin's multi-year modernization of its LM 2100 satellite bus, which is part of its newly-enhanced family of buses. The MM Array ...
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities. Previously Webb was targeted to launch in October 2018. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington. "Rather, the integration of the various...
Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:01:00 +0100
Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it was awarded its first NASA Kennedy Space Center Contract (KSC) for launch and integration services. The multi-year contract covers launch services in 2018 for a maximum of 24 payloads, with options to provide launch services for up to 24 additional payloads in 2019 and 2020. The potential total contract value is more than $5 million. U-Class payloads are miniature space research satellites that ty...
Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100
A molecule once thought to be a useful marker for life as we know it has been discovered around a young star and at a comet for the first time, suggesting these ingredients are inherited during the planet-forming phase. The discovery of methyl chloride was made by the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, and by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft following Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It is the simplest member of a class of molecules known as organohalogens, whi...
Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100
Observations made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESA's Rosetta mission, have revealed the presence of the organohalogen Freon-40 in gas around both an infant star and a comet. Organohalogens are formed by organic processes on Earth, but this is the first ever detection of them in interstellar space. This discovery suggests that organohalogens may not be as good markers of life as had been hoped, but that they may be significant components of the material from wh...
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     Date Submitted:29-05-2014
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    Chemist/ Laboratory Responsible

    Chemist

    Focal point for physical-chemical aspects of the internal research and on-going space programs

     

     

     

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    From July 2009  to today

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    From May to November 2008

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    May 2006

    Chemist

    Thales Alenia Space Italia, Strada Antica di Collegno 253, 10146 Torino, Italy

    -  Verification of regenerative environmental control and life support systems, designed for air and water regeneration and food production on the International Space Station and for space exploration missions, through sophisticated scientific instrumentation.

    -  Post-flight analyses on ISS flight hardware/fluids (e.g Columbus HEPA filter, Columbus Humidity Condensate).

    -  Support activities for Space programs (ISS EXPLOITATION, CYGNUS, VIABLE ISS, STEPS, BEPI COLOMBO, ATV, ACLS, MPCV) during all phases of realization (study, design, qualification, integration, launch): verification tests, quality control analysis, chemical investigations. Among the more relevant, the drinking water production (from ATV3 to ATV5) and loading for ATV5 launch campaign (French Guyane, March 2014)

    -  Management of relationships with visitors, suppliers, contractors and technicians.

    -  Management of purchase orders and waste disposal.

     

    Business or sectorResearch/Aerospace

    Chemical analyst

    Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Turin, Via Giuria 5, Torino, Italy

    Optimization of chromatographic separation of heavy metals using mesoporous materials as stationary phases (main activities included: solutions preparation, management of instrumentation, data processing)

     

    Business or sector  Thesis / Research and development

     

    Chemical analyst

    L.A.R.A. srl, Via degli Artigiani 7, 10042 Nichelino, Torino, Italy

    Sampling (noise and chemical agents, such as HCl and Phthalates, in working areas and surface water). Pretreatment and routine analyses on water and / or soil samples

     

    Business or sector  Stage/ Environmental analysis

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    June 2009

    State certification exam for professional practice

     

     

    From October 2006 to December 2008

    Masters degree in Environmental Chemistry

    Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Turin, Via Giuria 5, Torino, Italy

    Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry of cultural wealth, Pollutants’ chemistry, Speciation of aquatic systems, Laboratory of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Ecology, Wastewater treatment plants, Material degradation conservation and treatment, Physics of the atmosphere, Chemodynamics, Environmental Organic Chemistry, Techniques for environmental inorganic and surface analysis, Environmental impact and certification, Mineralogy, Applied petrology, Waste management, Environmental law, Fundamentals of Chemometrics, Environmental Geochemistry, Professional aspects of applied chemistry

     

    From October 2003 to September 2006

    Degree in Chemistry

    Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Turin, Via Giuria 5, Torino, Italy

    Mathematics, Physics, English, Numerical, General and inorganic chemistry laboratory, Analytical chemistry laboratory, Inorganic chemistry laboratory, Organic chemistry laboratory, Physical Chemistry,  Instrumental Analytical Chemistry laboratory, Electrochemistry, Biochemistry,  Metals and alloys chemistry, Business Administration, Radiochemistry, Polymeric materials, Inorganic materials, Organic materials, Spectrochemistry, Statistics.

     

     

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

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    Spoken interaction

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    English

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    French

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    Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Communication skills

    Excellent adaptability in multilingual, multicultural and interdisciplinary contexts gained through my experience in  working alongside colleagues of different countries (Germany, France)

    Editing of report/company specifications and presentations/posters for congresses/conferences

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Good organizational  skills gained as chemicals and instrumentation manager

     

    Computer skills

    Good command of Microsoft Office™ tools and most used browsers web.

     

    Driving licence

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    References

    Publications:

    ·       Use of adsorbent photocatalytic materials for air revitalization in space closed environment – ICES (International Conference on Environmental Systems) 2014

    ·       New concepts evaluation of flexible water bags for space applications – ICES 2013

    ·       Investigation on Martian regolith and preliminary employments in life support systems - ICES 2012

    ·       Post-flight analyses of Columbus HEPA Filter - ICES 2011

    ·       UV-C Photocatalytic System for VOC’s Removal - ICES 2011

    ·       Columbus Condensate Water characterization and wastewater revitalization - ICES 2010

     

    Conventions/Events:

    Aerospace & Defense Meetings - Torino,  October 22nd-24th 2013

    Technodays – Rome, September 10-11th, 2012


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