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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) milestones for the ViaSat-3 class spacecraft. The payload CDR was successfully completed last week, and when combined with the successful bus CDR, conducted with Boeing in mid-August, ViaSat and Boeing are now moving forward with building, integrating and testing the first two satellites. The ViaSat-3 class of Ka-band satellites is expected to provide unprecedented ca...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:20:00 +0100
Engineers have been at Russia's Plesetsk launch site for a month now, ticking off the jobs on the 'to do' list so that the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is fit and ready for liftoff on 13 October. With the satellite now fuelled, the team has passed another milestone. Fuelling a satellite is a particularly delicate operation. Hydrazine is extremely toxic so only a few specialists wearing 'scape' suits remain in the cleanroom. Once filled with 82 kg of hydrazine, the satellite was weighed...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:36:00 +0100
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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:48:00 +0100
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust. Hubble was used to image the asteroid, designated 300163 (2006 VW139), in September 2016 just before the asteroid made its closest approach to the Sun. Hubble’s crisp images revealed that it was actual...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:02:00 +0100
Arianespace’s ninth launch of 2017 is now scheduled for September 29 on a dual-payload Ariane 5 mission to geostationary transfer orbit with Intelsat 37e (for the global operator Intelsat) and BSAT-4a (for Space Systems Loral in the framework of a turnkey contract for the Japanese operator B-SAT). Ariane 5 in the Final Assembly BuildingDesignated Flight VA239 in Arianespace’s mission numbering system for its launcher family, the liftoff originally had been set for September 5, b...
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on Sept. 23, at 10:49:47 p.m. PDT. Designated NROL-42, the mission is in support of national security. "Congratulations to the entire team for overcoming multiple challenges throughout this launch campaign. From Hurricane Irma schedule impacts to replacing to a first stage battery this week - the team maintained a clear focus on mission success," said...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
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     Date Submitted:05-05-2015
     Last Modified:04-05-2017 (01:10)
    Job information
     Current job:Mission Analysis Engineer and System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSpace engineering, mission analysis, system engineer, tajectories and flight dynamics,space propulsion, launchers and satellites systems
    CV

    Work Experience

    March 2016 - Current

     

    Mission Analysis Engineer at Deimos Space (Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain)

     

     

    Junior Project Engineer in the System Engineering and Earth Observation Mission Analysis (SE-EOMA) of the Flight Systems Business Unit

    Involved in several Earth Observation and satellite constellation missions design. Activities include technical analysis for preliminary and advanced studies of space mission concepts (phase 0-A-B1) as well as the development and maintenance of mission analysis tools (Matlab, C++).

     

     

     

    • July 2015 - December 2015

     

    Internship at ELV - (European Launch Vehicle) -  Corso Garibaldi 22 - 00034 Colleferro (RM), Italy

     

     

    Internship in the Mission Design and Guidance group

    Development of ascent trajectories simulation and optimization tool for rapid evaluation  
     of launchers performances in the framework of preparation activities for future versions  
     of VEGA launcher (Vega C). The internship is part of the Advanced Master in Space     

     

     

     

    Education and training

    • December 2014 - December 2015

     

    2nd Level Master in Space Transportation Systems

     

     

    University of Rome, La Sapienza

     

     

    ▪  Fields of study:  technical lectures and coursework about the topic of Space Propulsion (liquid ,solid and satellite propulsion), Turbopumps Systems,  Launchers Systems, Trajectories and Mission Analysis,

    Intensive training weeks at: ESA/ESTEC, von Karman Institute, CNES DLA,
    SUPAERO Toulouse and CIRA (Italian Aerospace Research Center);

    • August 2014 - December 2014

     

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

     

     

    Visiting researcher at Maurice Zucrow’s propulsion Laboratories;


    Development of an experimental Master Thesis regarding combustion instability on a project on behalf of NASA Glenn Research Center; the work consisted in several test campaigns followed by data analysis and post-processing;

     

    • October 2012 - January 2015

     

    Master of Science (MS.c) in Space and Astronautic engineering

     

     

    University of Rome, La Sapienza

     

     

    ▪  Fields of study - Space flight mechanics: Astrodynamics, Space missions and systems, Interplanetary mission design, Launchers flight mechanics;
    Space Propulsion: solid rocket motors, liquid rocket engines and combustion processes, Turbopumps systems, In-space propulsion, Gas-dynamics;

    MSc thesis titleInvestigation on combustion instability in a gas turbine combustor.  Advisor: prof. Francesco Nasuti (La Sapienza, University of Rome); Co-Advisor: prof. William Anderson (Purdue University).

    Final grade: 110/110 cum laude

     

    • October 2009 - November 2012

     

    Bachelor Degree in Aerospace engineering
    Final grade: 110/110 summa cum laude

     

     

    Universityof Rome, La Sapienza

     

     

    Bachelor Thesis "Artificial gravity for human beings in space".
    Partially developed during the CVA Summer School.

     

    •July 2012

     

    Community des Villes Ariane (CVA) - Summer School

     

     

    ▪  13th edition of C.V.A. (Community des Villes Ariane) summer school at the French Aeronautic Base of Salon de Provence (France);

    Intensive period of lectures and workshop about the topic of “Human Space Flight and Transportation”.

     

    • Dates

     

    2005-2009

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Primo LeviScientific High School (Rome, Italy)

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    Upper School Certificate (100/100)

     

                                               

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English (fluent), Spanish (medium), French (basic)

     

    Communications Skills

     

     

    good communication skills gained through my experience at CVA summer school and at Purdue University;

     

     

    Organisational skills

     

     

    Ability to adapt and to work in a multicultural and international environment. Good communication skills gained during several experiences abroad

    ▪  Good attitude towards team work.
    ▪ Capability to work in parallel projects and multidisciplinary profile acquired during the experience of Mission Analysis Engineer at Deimos Space

    Pro-active adaption and high interest in learning, facing and solving new challenges;

    Ability to organize own work, defining priorities and time necessary, working under pressure and on its own;

     

     

     

    Technical skills

    and competences

     

    ▪  good commands of Windows and Microsoft Office™ tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

    ▪  basic commands of Linux environment;

    ▪  advanced coding skills in Matlab™;

    ▪  advanced coding skills in Fortran90;

    ▪  good coding skills in C++;

    ▪  knowledge and experience with IDE software as Microsoft Visual Studio and  Eclipse;

    ▪knowledge and experience with several technical tools as STK,  EcosimPro, SPENVIS (ESA Radiation),  

    Simulink,  Adina, CEA, Gnuplot,  Lyx;

    Micro Rocket Project skills (Micro rocket laboratory class during Bachelor degree  and during CVA summer School)

     

     

     

    Pubblications

     

    Durante D., Ferraioli G., Nardecchia  L., Sganga, R. (2014), Panorama of ideas for exploitation of humanoid robots in space activities and exploration, IAC-14,A5,3-B3.6,7,x24309. International Astronautical Congress, Toronto 2014

    Honours and Awards

    -STS Master Scholarship sponsored by: ASI, ESA, Avio, ELV, Thales Alenia Space, Vitrociset, OHB(CGS), Aerosekur;

    -Official invitation by  Arianespace and ESA for a Professional Visit to the Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) in Kourou (French Guyana) in occasion of the sixth launch of the Vega Launcher (VV 06).

     

    -Scholarship by the faculty of Aerospace Engineering of La Sapienza, for  Master Thesis at Purdue University;

    -13th CVA Summer School Scholarship;


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