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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
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Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
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Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
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While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
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Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
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With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
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WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
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Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-12-2014
     Last Modified:20-06-2016 (05:19)
    Job information
     Current job:Post doc
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPrecise, determined, good in teamworking, result-oriented, flexible, good in time and work management
    CV

    Job experience

    Apr 2015 – Mar 2016

    Post-doc at the Department of Industrial Engineering – University of Padova, Italy.

    Field of research: Study and development of a tethered docking system to join and control spacecraft in space.

    Aug 2012 – Sett 2012

    Responsability of consultant for Tecnoten s.r.l. Padova (Italy). Field of research: Bibliographical research and market survey to identify the mechanical and functional properties of electroactive polymers and shape memory polymers for space applications.

    Education and training

    Jan 2012 – Dec 2014

    Ph.D. at CISAS ‘G. Colombo’ – Centre of Studies and Activities for Space – School of Science Technologies and Space Measures – University of Padova (taly).

    Title of the PhD thesis:  Analysis of innovative scenarios and key technologies to perform active debris removal using satellite modules.

    Fields of knowledge and experience: system engineering, technological development, space debris and active debris removal, mission analysis, optimization, risks assessment, astrodynamics, preliminary design of micro/nano-satellite units, electric/hybrid/chemical propulsion, deployable structures, shape memory polymers and smart materials, electroadhesion, experimental activities and data analysis.

    Nov 2013 – Jul 2014

    Visiting Research Student at MENRVA Research Group, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby (Vancouver) – Canada.

    Field of research: Development and test of a morphing electro-adhesive interface to capture uncooperative objects for terrestrial and space applications.

    Oct 2012 – Jan 2014

    Nov 2010 – Feb 2012

     

    ESA Education Office – Rexus/Bexus Programme: Responsible of testing, data analysis, documents and reports for ARCADE Experiment (Autonomous Rendezvous Control And Docking Experiment), a university project realised within the REXUS/BEXUS Programme, supported by ESA Education office, DLR and SSC (Swedish Space Corporation). I was part of a team to design and build an experiment based on innovative technologies to be tested on board two stratospheric balloons. Thanks to this activity I gained significant experience related to the development of a space mission, as well as practical experience in design, manufacturing, assembly, integration and test activities, and writing technical documentation according to requirements and standards indicated by the space agencies involved.

    2008 – 2011

     

    Master Degree (magna cum laude) in Aerospace Engineering -  University of Padova, Italy.

    Title of the thesis: De-orbiting of space debris using fleets of cooperative cubesats.

    2005 –  2008

     

    Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering – University of Padova, Italy.

    Title of the thesis: Analysis of the ‘ghost images’ of the stereo camera of SYMBIOSYS for the Bepi Colombo mission.

    1997 – 2007

     

    Conservatory diploma   - Transverse flute, ‘F. Venezze’ Conservatory – Rovigo, Italy. (equivalent to a master degree according to the Ministerial Law of 24th December 2012, n° 228, art.1, comma 102 – 107).

    July 2013

    Professional Practice Qualification – Industrial Engineer, University of Padova – Italy.

     

    Languages

    Mother language

    Italian

    Other languages

    English, French

    Technical skills

    Programming

    Very good knowledge of Windows operating system and its packages.

    Very good knowledge of Matlab e Simulink, good knowledge of Mathcad and C.

    Very good knowledge of CAD-3D software: Solidworks.

    Good knowledge of ANSYS and use of workbench platform.

    Very good knowledge of documents writing software: LaTeX

    Good knowledge of software for planning and managing activities: Microsoft project.

    Good knowledge of software for space applications: DAS (Debris Assessment Software), STK (Satellite Tool Kit), Zemax for optics.

    Transverse skills

    Communication, Teamworking, Leadership

    Collaboration in several projects, also in multicultural environments, and responsible of the coordination of a team of students within a university project to develop deployable structures for micro-/nano-satellites.

    Speaker in several international conferences, congresses and workshops. Presentation of educational activities to university students.

    Coordination and collaboration in several music groups, also with leading positions.

    Coordination and management of several education activities with teenagers, organization of summer camps and activities (7 years), charity work (12 years to date).

    Sports and activities where good communication, collaboration and leading skills are required, such as sailing, scuba diving and speleology.

    Thanks to the involvement in numerous activities over the years, I have matured:

    good time and work management skills: I can coordinate more activities in parallel, identify priorities and follow deadlines;

    good flexibility: I can adapt to different situations and changes;

    results oriented behaviour: I usually work to achieve objectives with good results and multidisciplinary approach.

    Personal skills

    Sports and hobbies

    Human factors and coaching: Sport Coach Specialisation II level. I participated to two editions of the ‘Master in Mental Training and Coaching’, School of coaching and counselling, S.T.E.P. Association. I enhanced knowledge and acquired some practical experience in life, business and sport coaching.

    Martial arts: Ju-Jitsu (blue belt), Krav Maga, Police Judo (orange belt), Brasilian Ju-Jitsu (blue belt) also at agonistic level (Gold – 4^ Italian Championship FIGMMA 2015, Gold 3^ Italian Cup FIGMMA 2015).

    Scuba diving (patents), speleology, sailing, skiing, running.

    Interests

    Space and interplanetary missions, human spaceflight, astrophysics, remote sensing, motorbike, music, reading, travels, neuroscience, mental training, apnea.

    Other information

    Drive patent.

     

    Additional information

    Certifications

    Professional Practice Qualification (July 2013).

    Two certificates of Participation in the BEXUS Programme, sponsored by ESA Education Office, DLR and SSC - Swedish Space Corporation, (July 2012 and July 2014).

    Sport Coach Specialisation, I° and II° level: “Executive Master in Mental Training and Coaching” – School of Coaching and Counselling, S.T.E.P. Association, Italy, (January 2015 – March 2016).

    Introductive Course to Speleology – CAI Padova (Italian Alpine Club) and National School of Speleology, Italy, (June 2015).

    OWD-Open Water Diver Patent (2006) and Advanced Patent (2007), S.S.I. - Scuba School International.

    Attendance to the First European Masterclass WYP 2005 – Training course on High Energies Physics, Padova, Italy, (2005).

    Certificate of Participation: sailing course, Italian Navy, Italy, (July 2002).


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