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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine urged Senate appropriators to provide full funding of Artemis as some members questioned the agency’s emphasis on its lunar exploration program. SpaceNews
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:13:22 +0000
The goal would be to produce Toyota-like satellites, said Roper, "easy to build but reliable and hard working." SpaceNews
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:45:48 +0000
Spire Global will launch its first cubesats with cross links over the next few months, beginning a refresh that will eventually replace its full constellation.  SpaceNews
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:24:14 +0000
The European Space Agency signed a 300-million-euro ($352 million) contract with Airbus Defence and Space on Sept. 21 to develop an ice-monitoring satellite for European Union’s Earth-observing Copernicus program.  SpaceNews
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:00:08 +0000
The European Space Agency has awarded study contracts to Airbus and Eutelsat consortia to identify what solutions and “disruptive technologies” the agency should focus on. SpaceNews
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 11:49:05 +0000
The International Space Station maneuvered to avoid a potential collision with a piece of space debris Sept. 22, an incident the head of NASA used to advocate for more funding for the agency directed to handle space traffic management. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:30:15 +0000
Commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin is considering development of commercial space stations, with NASA as a potential early customer. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:35:27 +0000
A "program integration council" run by the Space and Missile Systems Center will include representatives from DoD space-buying agencies and the National Reconnaissance Office. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:46:47 +0000
While public-private partnerships are getting a lot of attention, the space industry has not traditionally leveraged non-supply chain partnerships as frequently or as fluidly as some industries. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:00:08 +0000
Bridenstine: "I really hope people take away from this discussion that we are an instrument of national power." SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:01:06 +0000
Microsoft unveiled Azure Orbital Sept. 22, a service to help customers move data from satellites directly into the Azure cloud for processing and storage. “With Azure Orbital, we’re taking our infrastructure to space, enabling anyone to access satellite data and capabilities from Azure,” CEO Satya Nadella said during the Microsoft Ignite 2020 conference. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:00:48 +0000
Radar satellite operator Iceye raised $87 million in a Series C round announced Sept. 22, boosting the Finnish startup’s total investment tally to $152 million. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:35:08 +0000
NASA used the release of a report on the Artemis program to seek full funding of the effort to return humans to the moon, warning that they had six months to secure its budget to keep a 2024 landing on schedule. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 22:29:01 +0000
The contract is to upgrade and expand the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System that track objects in geostationary orbits. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:30:49 +0000
Congress gave the Space Force “wide latitude to define their future." But Congress is impatient, Hyten cautioned. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:04:26 +0000
Arianespace and OneWeb on Sept. 21 announced a revised launch contract that covers OneWeb’s constellation deployment with three fewer launches than originally planned.  SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:07:49 +0000
David Gauthier spoke with SpaceNews about the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s growing needs for commercial data and services. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:07:16 +0000
BlackSky booked its satellites on a SpaceX rideshare launch because it was convenient and affordable, said BlackSky Chief Technology Officer Scott Herman. But the mission unwittingly became a demonstration of the type of nimble space services that the U.S. government is looking for. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:20:05 +0000
NASA’s inspector general warned in a recent report that the agency’s planetary science division was taking “undue risk” in its current approach to a commercial lunar transportation program. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 04:09:52 +0000
The U.S. Space Force acquires, operates and maintains a constellation of Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellites that are reserved for strategic, high-priority military missions, providing secure, jam-resistant communications. SpaceNews
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     Date Submitted:24-03-2015
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     Current job:Postdoctoral Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
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     Keywordsproblem solving attitude; analysis of complex system; able to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines
    CV

    An enthusiast and committed science researcher, experienced at working both independently and in international teams. Natural problem-solving attitude, and proven expertise at leading pioneering projects. Aiming to apply my analytical skills and technical portfolio beyond the academic realm.

                        

    Skills

    Problem Solving. 

    Analysis and development of novel methods. Ability to combine personal experience with expertise from others to overcome potential obstacles.

    Strategic Thinking. 

    Constant update of new developments in the field for a timely identification of unexplored yet compelling research avenues.

    Fast & Thorough Acquisition of New Information. 

    Wont to process new scientific results, analytically scrutinize them and evaluate their novelty and potential impact.  

    Leadership & Teamwork. 

    Principal investigator in several individual projects. Profiling of owned expertise in collaborations. Engaging and empathic supervisor of students. Collaborative attitude towards colleagues,  irrespective of their skill set and seniority.

    Writing Reports and Proposals. 

    Ability to report on a regular basis on achievements. Experienced in tailoring innovative proposals at various level (from national to international). Peer reviewer for  international professional journals (in Astrophysics).

    Project and Resource Management. 

    Detailed tracking of developments in research projects. Prolific in turning scientific investigations into publications. Ability to tailor resources to the ever increasing project complexity.

    Current Status

    Research Assistant (Astrophysics), Leiden University, since September 2012

    Previous Work Experience

    July 2009-September 2012: Research Fellow                              at Max Plank Institute for Astronomy (Germany), and  HUJI (Israel).

     Responsibilities

    Coordinator  of International Work Package. A team of 25 astrophysical experts, ranging from PhD to Full Professors. 

    Supervisor of Master Students. Two students at the moment, and four in the last four years.

    Identification and Achievement of Research Goals. Full independence in evaluating the micro and macro scope of my research projects and those of my students.

    Achievements

    Prizes  & Academic Fellowships (for up to 60’000 EUR): Golda Meir Fellowship, Minerva Fellowship, Rosenblum Prize, Master Thesis Abroad Grant, Yearly Scholarship. 

    Invited Speaker at International Conferences/Workshops.   On average, four times per year (two conferences and two workshops).

    Education

    PhD in Astronomy                     [grade: magna cum laude]  

    University of Heidelberg (Germany)                     [2006-2009]

    Master in Astronomy              [grade: 110/110 cum laude]

    University of Bologna (Italy)                                [1999-2005]

    Languages

    Italian: Mother Tongue; 

    English:  Very Good (Reading and Speaking);     

    German: Good (Reading and Speaking); 

    French: Good (Reading)

    IT Skills

    OS: Linux, Mac, Microsoft.

    Programming Languages: Fortran, 

    C, Python, Bash Scripting, Supermongo.

    Content Creation: LateX, Pages, Keynote, 

    Mathematica, Numbers, Matplotlib, 

    GNUplot, PowerPoint, Excel, Word.


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