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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:30:11 +0000
Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:42 +0000
For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:39:02 +0000
Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:26:31 +0000
Pentagon official: “There are new threats that the industrial base needs to support. So what does this mean in terms of production capacity?”
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:02 +0000
The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:18:23 +0000
With a stopgap spending bill set to expire in just over a week, House and Senate appropriators are continuing to negotiate provisions of an omnibus bill, including funding levels for some NASA programs.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:22:31 +0000
Broadband megaconstellations are expensive propositions, with SpaceX’s Starlink constellation expected to cost $10 billion or more, and OneWeb expecting to spend $3 billion. The actual cost could ultimately be higher.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:52:06 +0000
The introduction of 5G services will bring users globally the ability to have true anytime, anywhere capabilities to support a myriad of user devices and applications never imagined.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:17:36 +0000
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:13:13 +0000
United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:39:35 +0000
Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
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     Date Submitted:29-05-2014
     Last Modified:30-05-2014 (07:21)
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     Current job:Chemist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Keywordsregenerative environmental control life support






    Chemist/ Laboratory Responsible


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








    From July 2009  to today

















    From May to November 2008









    May 2006


    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






    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.







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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











    Honours and awards




    ·       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



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    Technodays – Rome, September 10-11th, 2012

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