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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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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

     

     

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    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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