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     Date Submitted:10-05-2015
     Last Modified:18-10-2018 (02:31)
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     Current job:Mission Planning Engineer Eumetsat Polar System and Copernicus
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsFlyght Dynamics, Software Test and Validation, Software development; Mission Planning
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male | Date of birth 5/08/1989 | Nationality Italian

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    May 2018 -

    Present

    Mission Planning Operations Engineer, GMV consultant

    Location

    EUMETSAT, Flight Operations Division, Eumetsat Allee 1, Darmstadt, Germany.

    Activity

    Manage Mission Planning for routine and special operations for the LEO Missions (EPS, Copernicus Sentinel-3):

    Performing routine, on-call, contingency and special operations (e.g. Launch simulations, SIOV Rehearsals) using the mission planning facility;

    Performing preventative maintenance of the mission planning software mainly by running system checks to spot any system anomaly or error and raising necessary reports;

    Maintaining mission planning documentation such as the user guide, operational implementation document, joint operations document, ICDs, etc. .

     

    Mission Planning life-cycle:

    Raising anomaly reports when necessary and monitoring their resolution through attendance at appropriate review boards. Supplying context and analysis that may aid the investigation of anomalies;

    Contributing to the definition of any changes;

    Contributing to the operational validation of new versions of the mission planning software, including testing of AR/NCR correction, new functionality and non-regression also with attendance to FAT or OSAT;

    Updating and rolling out of new versions of the mission planning operational Implementation.

     

    Interaction with other EUMETSAT operations teams and external partners:

    Cooperation with other operations teams in order to accomplish specific operational tasks (Emergency satellite collision avoidance manoeuvre, special instrument calibrations, system tests for satellite launch, Back Up Control Centre routine and emergency activation)

    Liaising with NOAA and NASA in order to fulfil joint operations requirements and maintaining relative documentation.

     

    Support to Jason-CS and/or EPS-SG:

    Supporting the ground segment team in the development and procurement of the mission planning application software and any related tools;

    Participating in reviews concerning the mission planning system, interfacing facilities and associated tools, throughout the procurement life-cycle;

    Analysing and reviewing relevant documentation, preparing technical documents and attending technical meetings.

     

    November 2016 -

    April 2018

    Flight Dynamics engineer, volunteer researcher

    Location

    EUMETSAT, Flight Operations Division, Eumetsat Allee 1, Darmstadt, Germany.

    Activity

    Flight Dynamics Research about optimal Metop A End of Life deorbiting strategies in order to minimize the risk of debris generation oriented to change the European policies of satellite reentry;

    Written the scientific paper (currently under review) related to the research together with the Head of EUMETSAT Flight Dynamics (Leader of the research);

    Development of the codes and of the tools in order to perform the risk analysis  calculation, the orbit propagation and the debris risk calculation.

     

     

    June 2016 -

    April 2018

    EPS Spacecraft and Ground Segment Controller, Telespazio Vega consultant

    Location

    EUMETSAT, Flight Operations Division, Eumetsat Allee 1, Darmstadt, Germany.

    Activity

    Daily commanding of the two satellites of the EPS constellation (Metop A-B). Execution of the routine and special commanding activities like orbital maneuvers and satellite failures recovery;

    Execution of the operational activities regarding the overall ground segment as commanding and controlling the North pole antennas, the mission control system and the product processing and distributing facilities;

    Analysis of subsystems and application of the contingency/emergency procedures;

    Performing data monitoring, health check of the equipment, preparation and implementation of operations and verification of results;

    Troubleshooting and preparation of reports;

     

     

    September 2015 - May 2016

    Internship as Mission Planning Software Engineer for the Italian dual satellite constellation COSMO-SkyMed 2° Generation

    Location

    Telespazio S.p.a.(Head Quarter), Space Mission Planning Division,

    Via Tiburtina, 965 00156 Rome.

    Activity

    Preparation of User Requirement Documents, Statements of Work as needed as input for development and/or procurement activities;

    Identification of test tools and test data required to support V&V activities;

    Definition and development / procurement approach and associated planning;

    Development of the tools for the test and validation of the image acquisition Mission Planning software of the COSMO-SkyMed 2° Generation mission;

    Support for generation of test data;

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

     

    September 2014 -

    March 2015

    Internship as Flight Dynamics Software Engineer

    Location

    European Launch Vehicle S.p.a, Department of Flight Mechanics,

    Corso Garibaldi, 22 00034 Colleferro (Rome).

    Activity

    Development of a guidance algorithm considering the earth oblateness perturbation (J2 effect) to shape the Vega launcher trajectory to support Rendez-Vous manoeuvres;

    Development of the software implementing the algorithm applied for the last stage of the Vega Launcher according to its technical requirements and schedule;

    Validation of software results using the real Vega mission data and the official E.L.V. sw Trajectory Simulator.

     

     

    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.

    Flight Dynamics 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.

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

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

    C1

    C1

    C1

    C1

    C1

    French

    A2

    A2

    A2

    A2

    A2

    German

    A2

    A2

    A2

    A2

    A2

     

    Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Communication skills

    Good ;

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Good ;

     

    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.;

    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

    Annexes

     

    Eumetsat Work Package EUM/OPS-SEN3/WPD/18/985607, v1C,

    14 September 2018, Mission Planning Operations Engineer

    Telespazio Vega Reference Letter as Spacecraft Controller;

    Telespazio Reference Letter as Mission Planning Software Engineer;

    ELV Reference Letter as Flight Dynamics Engineer;

     


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