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     Date Submitted:10-05-2015
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     Current job:Space Flight Controller Eumetsat Polar System
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsOperations Orbital Mechanics, Guidance, Orbit determination Software Test and Validation, Software development;
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    June 2016- Present

    Spacecraft Controller for Telespazio Vega at Eumetsat

    Location

    EUMETSAT, Flight Operations Division of the Eumetsat Polar System Program;

    Eumetsat Allee 1, Darmstadt, Germany.

    Activity

    Riccardo is involved in monitoring and control of all operational progress for Eumetsat Polar System (EPS) relating procedures.

    He does the preparation of database documentation, analysis of subsystems, applies the contingency/emergency procedures.

    Preparation, monitoring and remote control of the both the Ground and Space segments. He deals with daily commanding o fthe Metop A and B spacecrafts, and Svalbard ground stations.

    He does also monitoring of data, health check of the equipment, preparation and performance of operations following established procedure and verification of results;

    Troubleshooting and preparation of reports.

    Responsibilities

    Responsible of controlling and commanding the status, actions and maneuvers performed by the Spacecraft. He is also involved in Data product generation, commanding and control of the Ground Segment of the all Eumetsat Polar System Mission.

    Knowledge Acquired

    Mission Control System: Epoch.

    A strong technical oriented and proficiency in complex computer systems concepts and usage;

    Ability to work autonomously according to high level guidelines.

    Work in international teams.

     

     

    September 2015 – May 2016

    Internship as Software Engineer

    Location

    Telespazio S.p.a.(Head Quarter), Business Unit: Satellite Systems & Applications, Space Mission Planning Division.

    Via Tiburtina, 965 00156 Roma. http://www.telespazio.com/it

    Activity

    Test and validation of the Mission Planning software for the Italian satellite constellation COSMO-SkyMed (2° Generation).

    Identification of the suite of test tools and test data required to support V&V activities, and definition of development / procurement approach and associated planning.

    Preparation of User Requirement Documents (URDs), Statements of Work (SoWs), etc., as needed as input for development and/or procurement activities.

    Contribution to the in-house development and validation of test tools and their maintenance.

    Support for procurements of test tools / test data.

    Responsibilities

    Development of the tools for the test and validation of the image acquisition  Mission Planning software of the COSMO-SkyMed (2° Generation) mission under the W.P. Manager.

    Knowledge Acquired

    Software: Java, Visual Basic for Application, XML Spy, XML Mapforce, Nasa World Wind, Google Earth.

    Space software standards: ECSS-E-ST-40C;

    Modeling language: basics of UML;

     

     

    September 2014 -

    March 2015

    Internship as Flight Dynamics Engineer

    Location

    European Launch Vehicle (E.L.V. S.p.a.) Department of Flight Mechanics

    Corso Garibaldi, 22 00034 Colleferro (Roma), http://www.elv.it

    Activity

    Development of a guidance algorithm, considering the earth oblateness perturbation (J2 effect). This algorithm has been developed for the last stage of the Vega Launcher and is oriented to perform Rendez-Vous maneuvers.

    A solution method for the Lambert J2 perturbed problem has been developed and extended to the finite burn case.

    The sw takes into account the technical requirements of the Vega Launcher and  has been developed in Fortran. The results have been represented using Matlab.

    The real Vega mission’s data have been used to validate the sw results that reflect those produced by the official E.L.V. sw Trajectory Simulator (TRASIM).

    Software testing and validation activity has been performed to ensure the satisfaction of the requirements imposed by E.L.V..

    Responsibilities

    Autonomously managed the development of the software and the associated  timeline.

    Results were discussed with University of Rome Department of Astronautic, Electric  and  Energetic  Engineering and  with E.L.V. tutors.

    Knowledge Acquired

    Capability to study independently complex and novel topics and to rapidly prototype s/w for study purposes and taking into account the imposed technical requirements.

    Devising and realising mathematical algorithms to satisfy applications using Fortran and Matlab.

    Achieved proficient level of programming using Fortran and Matlab.

    Acquired competence in software testing and validation. 

    Successfully managed the project timelines, completing development by the aimed deadline.

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    October 2012-May 2015

    Master Degree in Space and Astronautics Engineering (101/110),

    La Sapienza University, Rome

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Orbital Mechanics, Attitude Control, Missions and Space Systems, Space Propulsion, Microwave Remote Sensing, Robotic Systems, Space Construction, Identification and optimal control.

     

    Thesis Title: Development of a guidance algorithm for the last stage of the Vega Launcher for Rendez-Vous maneuvers.

     

    September 2008 –October 2012

    Degree in Aerospace Engineering (98/110),

     La Sapienza University, Rome

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Advanced Calculus, Thermodynamics, Aerodynamics, Physics, Programming, Electromagnetic Fields, Aerospace Structures, Remote Sensing, Automatic Control.

    Thesis Title: Multiband satellite images for the creation of thematic maps on a regional scale.

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, German, French

     

    Communication skills

    Good communication skills acquired during both the seven years period experience of private university lessons and during the two years period of teaching computer to group of people of different ages. Good communication skills acquired in selling computers.

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Organization and management skills acquired during the development of the teaching courses.

     

    Computer skills

    Knowledge of Fortran (Microsoft Visual Studio) acquired in E.L.V. S.p.a;

    Knowledge of Java (Eclipse), Visual Basic for Application acquired in Telespazio S.p.a.;

    Good command of Matlab, C++, Adina, Envi (Remote sensing Software) acquired at University of Rome;

    Office, Adobe Photoshop.

     

    Other skills

    Kung fu instructor, bass guitar player

     

    Driving licence

    Type: B

     


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