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Phase Four, a company developing an advanced electric propulsion system for use on cubesats and larger spacecraft, announced sales of its thrusters to NASA and Astro Digital May 24. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:45:07 +0000
Companies that one competed for the Google Lunar X Prize now expect to fly their first lunar landers in the next two years to serve the needs of commercial and government customers, including NASA. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 22:27:48 +0000
Virgin Orbit’s campaign to design, build and fly LauncherOne, its air-launched rocket for small satellites, relies heavily on manufacturing software. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:58:04 +0000
A new policy President Trump will sign May 24 will implement a series of regulatory reforms to support commercial space recommended by the National Space Council earlier this year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:14:56 +0000
PASADENA — NASA intends to begin buying rides on small commercial lunar landers by the end of the year and start looking for miniature instruments for those flights. “We have a strong push to get a lander service to the Moon as quickly as possible,” James Reuter, NASA deputy associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 15:14:49 +0000
As the U.K. continues to wrangle with the EU over Galileo, there is growing speculation that the country could seek to develop its own independent global navigation system with Australia — or even Japan. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 14:06:41 +0000
Bombastic and colorful, Rogozin’s international profile shot up significantly in 2014 when, in response to the first round of Western sanctions against Moscow for its annexation of Crimea, he tweeted that NASA could use a trampoline to reach the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:22:56 +0000
Technological advances have opened up a wide range of propulsion options for satellites, but companies developing those systems don’t expect a single approach to become dominant. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:07 +0000
ICEYE raised $34 million in a Series B investment round, bringing the Finnish company’s total funding to $53 million, ICEYE announced May 24. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 12:47:15 +0000
PASADENA, California — Satellite manufacturers and operators attending the Space Tech Expo here offered contrasting views on how long satellites should continue to work in orbit. For years, government and commercial operators sought to extend the life of satellites by sending them into orbit with plenty of fuel and components designed to withstand 15 years […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 11:13:50 +0000
In his first congressional testimony since becoming NASA administrator a month ago, Jim Bridenstine sought to reassure Senate appropriators about the status of several agency programs threatened with cancellation, as well as his own views on climate change. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 02:30:48 +0000
A major challenge facing companies planning to perform on-orbit servicing will be ensuring satellite operators do not view their activities as potential threats. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 02:10:04 +0000
The U.S. Air Force's plans to respond to emerging threats by launching constellations of satellites. That strategy has important implications for spacecraft manufacturing and testing. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 23:31:37 +0000
A cooling problem with a key instrument on a weather satellite launched less than three months ago could degrade its performance for at least part of each day, with potential but still undetermined effects on weather forecasts, officials said May 23. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 21:11:17 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission rejected a Eutelsat application for a satellite that would use the same spectrum as one planned by Intelsat. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 May 2018 20:43:25 +0000
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     Date Submitted:09-01-2015
     Last Modified:18-05-2017 (09:23)
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     Current job:AOCS Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsGNC, AOCS, FDIR, Spacecraft and Satellite Systems, System Engineering, High accuracy pointing system, Robotics, Automatic Control, Space Mission Analysis, Model-based design and SW autocoding, SW development, Verification and Validation, Space HW developm
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    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

    Spacecraft and Satellite Systems, Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems (GNC), Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS), High accuracy pointing system, Model-based design and SW autocoding, Verification and Validation, Automatic Control, Space HW development, Space Mission Analysis

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    January 2016 - present - AOCS Engineer,European Space Agency ESTEC, (Contractor – Vitrociset Belgium), Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
    AOCS & Pointing Systems Section (TEC-SAA)
    - Providing technical support to ESA projects
    - Supporting R&D activities for AOCS-enabling concepts and hardware technology

    May 2014 - Dec 2015 - System Engineer, Selex ES, Space Division – Attitude Sensors and Electro-optics Unit, Campi Bisenzio, Firenze (Italy)
    System Engineer for ESA Euclid Fine Guidance Sensor.
    -System Design
    -Star Catalogue management
    -Mathematical model and simulation environment development
    - Supporting SW development and verification
    - Supporting subcontractor procurement

    September 2013 – May 2014- GNC Engineer, MBDA Missile Systems Italy, Roma (Italy) and Schrobenhausen (Germany) – Sapienza University of Rome, DIAEE , Roma (Italy)
    -Development, Validation and Testing of GNC Algorithms
    -Missile Trajectory and Guidance Laws Analysis
    -Real-Time Software autocoding
    Test campaign and flight demonstration (September 2013– October 2013)
    -Integration of the LOS Estimator in Flight SW
    -Testing activities on Testbench for Algorithms Optimization and Tuning and Stability Analysis

    September 2012– July 2013- GNC Engineer (Internship) , MBDA Missile Systems Italy, Roma (Italy) – Sapienza University of Rome, DIAEE , Roma (Italy)
    Design of a homing guidance and Line of Sight (LOS) estimator algorithm based on Kalman filter technique for the Enforcer project (MATLAB/Simulink/Stateflow).
    -Algorithms Performance and Guidance Loop Stability Analysis
    -Flight SW autocoding
    -Software-in-the-Loop Testing

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    2013 – 2015 Post-degree Master Course in Space Science and Technology (EQF level 8), University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Space Mission Design, System Engineering, Project Management, Earth Observation Missions, Space Exploration, Solar Physics and Cosmology, Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics

    2013- Professional Engineering Licence, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Industrial Engineering (section A)

    2010 – 2013- Master’s Degree in Astronautical Engineering (EQF level 7), Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    AOCS, GNC, Space Systems, Space Mission Analysis and Design, Flight Dynamics, Astrodynamics, Avionics, Thermal Control systems, Human Space Flight
    Thesis : Algorithms for reconstruction and filtering of Line of Sight (LOS) and LOS rate for Missile Guidance
     

    2007 – 2010- Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering (EQF level 6) , Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Flight Dynamics, Avionics, Structural Design, Aerodynamics, Aerospace Technologies and Materials
    Thesis: Nuclear Energy for Space Propulsion: Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators
     

    2007- High School Diploma in Scientific Studies (EQF level 7), Liceo Scientifico G. Pellecchia, Cassino, Italy

    LANGUAGES

    Italian:Mother tongue

    English:  Fluent

    French:Basic

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    -Advanced working knowledge and experience of MatlabSimulinkStateflow. Experience in generating C and C++ code (for Flight SW) using MathWorks Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder.
    - Knowledge of C language, C++, Fortran 90.
    - Knowledge of Latex, Microsoft Office tools, Adobe Photoshop
    -Basic knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio, STK, STELA.
    -Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems


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