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     Date Submitted:15-04-2015
     Last Modified:01-10-2015 (02:11)
    Job information
     Current job:Satellite Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services

    Work experience


    Satellite Controller - SES Engineering S.a.r.l.

    Luxembourg, June 2012 -present


    Business sector: Satellite Operations

    Responsibilities included: routine and contingency operations on a geostationary satellites fleet for communications purposes.

    ·         Acquired deep knowledge of different satellite buses design (Lockheed Martin and Airbus) especially focusing on AOCS and Communication Payload System.

    ·         Conducted satellite operations using multiple Ground Control Systems.

    ·         Quick and error-free response to satellites anomalies conducting live analysis and applying contingency procedures.

    ·         Improved teamwork skills cooperating in a 5-members team in order to maintain the traffic availability figures and to support payload transfers within the satellite fleet.

    ·         Developed good skills in detailed reporting, keeping track of satellite operations and anomalies.

    ·         Skills as trainer providing coaching sessions to satellite controllers about Communication Payload design and operations.


    Internship - IMT s.r.l.

    Rome (Italy), November 2010 – May 2011


    Business sector: Space Systems Engineering

    Responsibilities included: analysing project proposals in order to determine feasibility, cost, and realization time of space missions.

    ·         Feasibility study of a LEO datalink mission for maritime services

    ·         Presentation of a satellite mission for a Natural Disaster Alarm Network at FEDERLAZIO Association

    ·         Feasibility study of CubeSats Missions for remote areas datalink services


    Internship - MAS Assembly Technology s.r.l.

    Cesena (Italy), July-August 2005/2007


    Business sector: Automatic Assembly Machines and Automation Systems for Industrial Applications

    Responsibilities included for 2006-2007: Jr CAD Designer

    ·         2D/3D CAD design of mechanical components and assemblies for automated assembly machines

    ·         Acquired knowledge of Autodesk Inventor9 and AutoCAD

    Responsibilities included for 2005: Purchase Department Assistant


    Education and training

    October 2009 – January 2012


    Master’s Degree in Astronautic Engineering– Level 110/110 with honours

    Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


    Thesis: “Design and Implementation of an Innovative Deployable Solar Array System for CubeSat Applications” (“Progetto e realizzazione di un sistema innovativo di pannelli solari dispiegabili per CubeSat”)

    The experience acquired working on my master thesis project has given me a complete overview of an industrial project evolution, starting from the feasibility analysis to the production phase.

    October 2008 – June 2010


    BEXUS-9 Programme, Member of COMPASS Team

    ESA’s Education Office


    Business sector: Educational Programme – Stratospheric Balloon Experiments



    Experiment Layout Conception, Design and Realization of an Analogical Sun Sensor, Experiment Structure Design, Sun Sensor Data Post Processing

    ·         Competence in structural finite elements analysis with FEMAP software (Static Analysis, Natural Modes Analysis, Frequency Response)

    ·         Basic competence in PICs C-programming with the toolset MPLAB IDE as compiler

    ·         Basic competence in electronic boards design and prototype realization

    ·         Acquired teamwork skills collaborating in a team context and multicultural environment.

    ·         Improved communication skills presenting project reports to a technical and non-technical audience

    ·         Acquired team coordination and budget management skills

    October 2006 – October 2009


    Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering- Level 110/110 with honours

    At Alma Mater Studiorum,

    University of Bologna, Italy


    Thesis: “COMPASS Experiment for the Stratospheric Balloon BEXUS-9: Mechanical Structure and Sun Sensor”

    September 2001 – July 2006


    High School Diploma in Science and Math– Level 100/100

    Liceo Scientifico“Augusto Righi” Cesena (FC), Italy


    Main subjects: Science, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Italian, English


    Personal Skills and Competences




    Italian - Mother Tongue




    English– excellent command / highly proficient in spoken and written

    French- basic communication skills / working knowledge


    Technical Skills

    and Competences



    Microsoft Office, Matlab, Simulink, Satellite Tool Kit (STL)

    CATIA v5, Inventor9, AutoCAD 2006

    Basics in PICs C-programming using MPLAB IDE environment

    Basic competence in electronic boards design

    The experience acquired working on my master thesis project, has given me a complete overview of an industrial project evolution, starting from the feasibility analysis to the production phase


    Publications, Congresses


    ·       Design and realization of an innovative deployable solar panel system for Cubesats
    IAC 2012  -  Ref. IAC-12,C3,4,1,x14280

    ·       An innovative deployable solar panel system for Cubesats
    Acta Astronautica - 19 Nov 2013

    ·       Compass: a Student Experiment for Magnetic Field Measurement on Stratospheric Balloon BEXUS-9
    REXUS/BEXUS Experiment Results Symposium, DLR, Bremen, Germany, 23-25 June 2010

    ·       Contribution to Technical Report ASI_RA3_V1.0, 24 February 2010
    ASI Contract “EduSAT Didactic Satellite”
    Technical drawings realization for verification of satellite/launch-vehicle interface and virtual fit-check

    Other skills


    Oil and water colours painting

    Artistic gymnastics

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