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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Flexible and continuous connectivity, anywhere, at any time remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. With the critical threat of cyber warfare intensifying, there is now a pressing need to ensure secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments. The...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
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 ...
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     KeywordsSpace Engineer Liquid Propulsion Engines Aerospace Engineer Turbopump Feed Systems Diligence Work in team
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION
     
    Space Engineer
     
    WORK EXPERIENCE
     
    -From July 2014 to December 2014
     
    Trainee as Aerospace Engineer
     
    Apprentice at AVIO Space, Via Ariana km 5.2, Colleferro, Rome.
     
    I’ve worked as apprentice inside the Liquid Propulsion team on the following argument:
     
    “Definition of an innovative LOX-LCH4 engine architecture for the evolution of the Vega launcher.”
     
    The activity was focused on two different aspects: a sensitivity analysis concerning the thrust chamber optimization and a trade-off study, with the objective of comparing different engine configurations, thermodynamic cycles for liquid rocket engines and turbopump feed system arrangements, in order to find the best configuration for the enforced requirements.
     
     
    Business or  sector Engineering sector
     
     
    -From July 2005  to May 2008
     
    Commercial Consultant
     
    GNLD (Golden Neo-Life Diamite) International S.r.l, Via delle Idrovore della Magliana  39, 00148, Rome, Italy
    While studying at University in Rome, I occasionally worked as commercial consultant for GNLD Intenational, a society employed in selling beauty and household products. I played the following roles:
    ♦ Operator, in direct contatt with the Italian and foreign client, talking with him in Italian and in English, having the opportunity of improving my English pronounce and knowledge
    ♦ Responsible of billing 
    ♦ Archivist
     
    Business or  sector Commercial and communication
     
     
     
    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
                                                                   
                    
    -From November 2013 to December 2014
     
    Second Level Master degree in Space  Transportation Systems
     
    Sapienza  University of Rome, Italy, Rome (Italy)
    Graduation mark: 110/110
    Graduation date: 17 December 2014
    Thesis title: “Definition of an innovative LOX-LCH4 engine architecture for the evolution of the Vega launcher.”
     
    Acquired skills:
    ♦ Rocket Propulsion,Gasdynamics, Solid and Liquid Propellant Engines, Space Flight Mechanics, Space Mission and Systems, Space Structures, Space Materials, Turbopump Systems for Liquid Rocket Engines, Hypersonic, Solid Propulsion Modelling, Space Policy, Avionics, Ground Segment.
     
    Training activities:
    ♦ Training week (May, 6-9)  at CIRA  (Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali) in Capua, Caserta (CE), Italy on the following arguments:
    Optical Emission Spectroscopy, High Speed Camera Imaging, High Speed Blacklighting, Thermography, Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF).
    Laboratory Activities and Visit to the Wind Gallery Tunnel.
    ♦ Training week( May 12-16) at Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Bruxelles, Belgium on the following arguments:
    Supersonic Flow Visualization Techniques, Shadowgraph, Schlieren Optical System, Colour Schlieren.
    ,Laboratory Activities in Gallery Tunnel.
    ♦ Training week (May 19-26) at CNES and ONERA, Paris, France on the following arguments:
    Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC)
    ♦ Training week (June 9-14) at SUPAERO, Toulouse University, Toulouse, France on the following arguments:
    Stuctures Dynamics, Transient Dynamics, Instabilities Dynamics.
    ♦ Training week and Visit to the CSG (Centré Spatial Guyanese) (August 20-25) in Kourou, French Guyana.
    Visit to the centre and Vision of the Space Launch of Soyuz for the Space Mission Galileo.
     
     
    -From October  2009  to October 2013 
     
     Laurea Specialistica (Master’s degree equivalent) in Space Engineering
     
    Facoltà di Ingegneria Industriale, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Spaziale, “Sapienza”  University of Rome, Italy, Rome (Italy)
    Graduation mark: 97/110
    Graduation date: 23 October 2013
    Thesis title: “Modeling and numerical simulation of base flows on a space launcher in subsonic flight regime"
     
    Acquired skills:
    ♦ Rocket Propulsion, Gasdynamics, Automatic Control Principles, Space Flight Mechanics, Electronics, Space Mission and Systems, Space Structures, Space Materials, Liquid Propellant Engines, Turbopump Systems for Liquid Rocket Engines, Hypersonics, Solid Propulsion Modeling, Thermal and Smart Structures
      
    -From October 2005 to July 2009
     
    Laurea Triennale (Bachelor’s degree equivalent) in Aerospace Engineering
     
    Facoltà di Ingegneria Industriale, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Aeropaziale, “Sapienza”  University of Rome, Italy, Rome (Italy)
    Graduation mark: 95/110
    Graduation date: 16 November 2009
    Thesis title: “Optimization of flight path and applications to orbital transfers and rendezvous”
     
    Main acquired skills:
    Calculus, Linear Algebra,  Computer Science, Physics, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism, Electro technics, Mechanics 
     
     
    -From September 2000 to September  2005
     
    Diploma Liceo Scientifico (High School equivalent)
    Liceo Scientifico Vito Volterra, Ciampino (Rome), Italy
     
    Main acquired skills: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Biology, Computer Science, Italian Language,  History, Philosophy, English language, Art, Design.
     
    Graduation mark: 100/100
    Graduation date: 1 Luglio 2005
                                                                            
                                                      
     
    PERSONAL SKILLS
     
    ♦ Mother tongue(s) Italian
     
    ♦ Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING 
    English
    Listening C1
    Reading C1
    Spoken interaction B2
    Spoken production B2
     
    Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user
    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
     
     
    Communication skills
    Good communication skills also in multicultural context
    ♦ Able to come to an agreement about a solution
     
     
    Organisational / managerial skills
    ♦ Ability to work together with other people and in team
    ♦ Able to gather and  synthesize information
    ♦ Good ability in planning and socialization skills coming from experiences at Sapienza University (laboratories and teamwork)
    ♦ Flexible in assignments
     
     
    Job-related skills
    Self-motivated
    ♦ Good capabilities in problem solving
     
     Computer skills
    Excellent  knowledge of  MATLAB, SCILAB and FORTRAN programming languages 
    ♦ Good knowledge of mesh generation techniquesacquired using TECPLOT360
    ♦ Good knowledge of structural pre- and post- processors  FEMAP, ADINA, NASTRAN, PATRAN
    Good knoledge of ECOSIMPRO
    ♦ Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Linux
    ♦ Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Latex
     
     
     Driving licence
    ♦ B
     
     
     ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ♦ From 2003 to present I’ve being given lessons to children and guys of primary ,middle and high schools
    In 2009 I worked as hostess for a brief period of time
    I love literature, music, cinema and art
    I’m interested in psychology and I love travelling

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