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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has been chosen by the Italian space agency ASI to develop an instrument called RIME (Radar sounder for Icy Moons Exploration) for the JUICE (JUpiter Icy moons Explorer) mission, part of the European Space Agency's "2015-25 Cosmic Vision" program. Scheduled for launch in 2022 with an expected arrival in 2029, the JUICE mission is designed to study the Jovian system and more specifically its icy moons, Ganymede, Call...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's December 12 year-ending flight for 2017 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana - where preparations also are moving ahead with four satellite passengers that will further expand Europe's Galileo global navigation system once in their final orbit. During activity in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, this heavy-lift vehicle for Arianespace Flight VA240 underwent the assembly process that began by mating its two solid prop...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0100
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed to support the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of advanced space enterprise command and control (C2) tools and capability technologies. The U.S. military must be able to quickly establish situational awareness and execute operations in space. Within the space domain, many thousands of objects that ar...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:45:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that the "S.S. Gene Cernan" CygnusTM spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. This marks the company's eighth successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus launched into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK Antares(tm) rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on November 12. The spacecraft then executed a ser...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with ArianeGroup, prime contractor and design authority of Ariane 6, to design, develop, qualify and manufacture the telemetry transmitter of the new European launcher. The telemetry transmitter is responsible for transmitting to the ground the data generated by the launcher throughout the whole launch mission. It is the first contract of the company in Spain in the launchers segment. After three decades of activity in the space sector participating i...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an even rarer pair of extremely massive galaxies, seen on the brink of merging when the Universe was only a billion years old. This outstanding source was first identified by ESA's Herschel space observatory, and later exposed in greater detail with the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. The earliest galaxies in the 13.8 billion-year history of our cosmos starte...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Gas giant Jupiter, organic molecules in star-forming clouds and baby galaxies in the distant Universe are among the first targets for which data will be immediately available from the James Webb Space Telescope once it begins casting its powerful gaze on the Universe in 2019. Thirteen "early release" programmes were chosen from more than 100 proposals after a competitive peer-review selection process within the astronomical community. The programmes have been allocated nearly 500 hours of obs...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
After a successful year-long test campaign by Airbus at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, the twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On) satellites will soon travel to their launch site in California. During testing, the gravity-measuring satellites, which will track the continuous movement of liquid water, ice and the solid Earth due to Earth's changing seasons, weather and climate processes, earthquakes and even human activities, were subjected to conditions similar to t...
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:15:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, successfully launched its Antares(tm) rocket carrying a Cygnus(tm) spacecraft today at 7:19 a.m. EST, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The launch is Orbital ATK's eighth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA. During the mission, designated OA-8, Cygnus will deliver vital equipment, supplies and experiments to the astronauts aboard the space station, as well a...
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
A contract for two new generation communications satellites was signed today by Turksat with Airbus Defence and Space. The satellites, Turksat 5A and Turksat 5B, are based on the latest Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) version of Airbus' highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform, which uses electric propulsion for in-orbit raising and station-keeping. "We are very pleased to welcome Turksat as a new Eurostar customer for the most powerful satellites of their fleet. We were the first to demonstra...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
NASA's Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA's European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course. A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is now showing a launch date from December 2019 to June 2020. The first Exploration Mission-1 will circle the Moon without astronauts to lay the foundation and prove the technology for a second mission with a crew. In Bremen, Germany, integration ...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:42:00 +0100
A UK company has been selected to undertake the Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) for a satellite which will help tackle climate change, Science Minister Jo Johnson announced today. Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the UK Space Agency to work on MicroCarb, a joint UK-French satellite mission which will measure sources and sinks of carbon, the principal greenhouse gas driving global warming. It is the first European mission intended to characterise greenhouse gas fluxes on Ear...
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from 12th to 16th November 2017, Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services, from market-leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems. The Airshow, which was launched in 1986, represents one of the largest and most important aerospace events in the world. The Dubai Airshow is an important platform for Airbus to demonstrate its products and services to customers as the organisation looks to...
Wed, 8 Nov 2017 22:05:00 +0100
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Wed, 8 Nov 2017 19:05:00 +0100
Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists were part of a team that helped to decipher one of the most bizarre spectacles ever seen in the night sky: A supernova that refused to stop shining, remaining bright far longer than an ordinary stellar explosion. What caused the event is puzzling. A Las Cumbres Observatory press release about the supernova, which was discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory in September 2014, noted that the explosion at first appeared to be an ordinary supernova. "Se...
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     Date Submitted:23-09-2014
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems
     KeywordsAerodynamics, Thermodynamics, Gas Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Liquid Rocket Engines, Solid Rocket Motors, Electric Propulsion, Space Missions, Space Systems, Space Environment, Space Instrumentation, Orbital Mechanics, Orbital Determination, Attitude Dynamic
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    PREFERRED JOB

    Space Engineer

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    November 2013 - March 2014

    Visiting Scholar

     

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA  

    College of Engineering, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

     

    I carried out a period of research for the master’s degree thesis as winner of a scholarship provided bySapienza University of Rome. My activity, conducted at MauriceJ.Zucrow laboratories, has been focused on an experimental campaign in the field of liquid propellant rocket propulsion. In particular I worked on an experiment called Methane Thermal Properties Breadboard, designed and produced as part of the Hyprobprogram by theItalian Aerospace Research Centre, in order to investigatethe properties of super critical methane as coolant of liquid propellant rocket thrust chambers.

     

    October 2011 - July 2014

    Master’s Degree in Space Engineering

     

    Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

    Facoltà di Ingegneria Civile e Industriale, Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Spaziale


    Gas dynamics, Space flight mechanics, Space propulsion, Space constructions, Space missions and systems, Satellite telecommunications and remote sensing, Electronics, Liquid propellant rocket engines, Turbopump fed systems, Spacecraft propulsion, Space environment and instrumentation, Space multibody structures, Space materials.

     

    Thesis: Experimental investigation on supercritical methane in liquid rocket engine cooling channels, advisor prof. Francesco Nasuti, co-advisors dr. Marco Pizzarelli and eng. Scott Meyer

     

    Mark: 110/110 cum laude

     

    October 2006 - March 2011

    Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering

     

    Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

    Facoltà di Ingegneria Civile e Industriale, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Aerospaziale

     

    Fundamentals of aerospace, Geometry and algebra, Mathematical analysis, Differential calculus, Chemistry, Computer science, Economics, Mechanics of point and systems, Thermodynamics and heat transfer, Electromagnetism, Electro technique, Numerical methods, Partial differential equations, Aerospace materials, Science of constructions, Technical design, Applied mechanics, Mathematical models for mechanics, On board instrumentations, Aerodynamics, Flight mechanics, Aerospace propulsion, Aerospace constructions, Aerospace technology, Experimental physics laboratory, Experimental aerodynamics laboratory.

     

    Thesis:Analysis of a Mars sample return mission based on Hall effect propulsion and in situ propellant production, advisor prof. Diego Lentini.

     

    Mark: 107/110

     

    September 2001 - July 2006

    Scientific High School’s Degree

     

    Liceo Scientifico Enrico Fermi, Gaeta (LT), Italy

     

    Mark: 93/100

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue

    Italian

     

     

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

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Social and organisational skills

    I have a good ability to cooperate in a team in order to plan activities and solve problems. I gained this competence through different team works organized by professors of aerospace engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. The team works included also the conceptual design of a spacecraft and its mission in collaboration with experts from Brown University. 

     

    Computer and technical skills

    Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Matlab, Fortran, Catia, Adina, MSC Nastran, MSC Adams, ANSYS Fluent, REFPROP, CEA.

     

    I have a fairly good experience working on experimental apparatuses for the analysis of rocket propulsion systems. I took part in several tests of experimental rocket engines and components, developed for the study of high frequency longitudinal combustion instabilities or the investigation of cooling systems heat transfer capabilities. In this way I gained some knowledge about the installation, management and control procedures of test articles. I have also known the fundamental liquefaction techniques of cryogenic propellants and the main data measurement and acquisition strategies. I obtained these skills during my stay at the aerospace propulsion laboratories of Purdue University.

     

    Driving licence

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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

     

    Certifications

    Pegasus - European Network of Excellence in Aerospace Engineering Education - July 2014.

     

    Preliminary English Test - University of Cambridge, ESOL Examinations - July 2005.

     

    European Computer Driving Licence - Associazione Italiana per l’Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico, AICA - May 2004.

     

    Publications

    Votta, R., Battista, F., Gianvito, A., Smoraldi, A., Salvatore, V., Pizzarelli, M., Leccese, G., Nasuti, F., Shark, S., Feddema, R., and Meyer, S. - Experimental investigation on methane in transcritical conditions - AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - Luglio 2014.

     

    Seminars

     

    Catelani, D., Senior Project Manager of MSC Software - Adams: automatic dynamic analysis of mechanical systems - Sapienza University of Rome -  Rome - December 2012.

     

    Anderson, W., Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Purdue University - Current experiments in liquid rocket engines combustion dynamics - CIRA - Capua (CE) - April 2013.

     

    Yang, V., Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology - Combustion instabilities in propulsion systems - Sapienza University of Rome - Rome - May 2013.

     

    Experiences

    Guided tour at Avio facilities for the production of Ariane 5 and Vega launcher components - Colleferro (Rome) - May 2011 (guide prof. Maurizio Di Giacinto).

     

    Guided tour at NASA and ESA ground stations for deep space activities - Robledo and Cebreros (Madrid), Spain - September 2012 (guideprof. Luciano Iess).

     

    Hobbies

    Running, Swimming, Traveling, Music, Photography.



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