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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
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United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
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Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
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     Date Submitted:22-06-2015
     Last Modified:25-06-2015 (01:10)
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     Current job:PhD Student
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsRobotics; Space Robotics; Astronautics; Astrodynamics; Space Flight; Mechatronics; Algorithm Development; Artificial Intelligence; AOCS; GPU Computing; Image Processing and Computer Vision;



    Development Manager at DNS-Tronix

    May 2014 - December 2014

    Design and development of robotic project


    Consultant at Planetek Italia

    September 2012 - January 2014

    -          Mission analysis and design for SHIRA satellite.

    -          On-board astrophysical data processing for Solar Orbiter mission.

    -          Image processing.

    -          GPU computing.


    Trainee in software analysis and development at Planetek Italia

    April 2012 - September 2012

    Linked open data generation for geographical metadata.





    February 2015 to Present

    Participation to the QB-50 contest.

    Activities done in the project:

    -          Design of the Attitude control system for the cubesat.

    -          Thermal stresses computation


    Solar Orbiter Data Processing Unit

    August 2013 to January 2014

    Solar Orbiter is a mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics under development by the European space Agency (ESA).

    Activities done in the project:

    -          Scientific on-board software development for the Solar Wind Analyzer (SWA) suite.



    September 2012 to January 2014

    SHIRA is an on going phase 0/A/B1 Mission study aimed to:

    -          Define the technical and economical mission feasibility and sustainability study of a Thermal Infrared HR Satellite

    -          Design a Data Fusion Centre (DFC)

    Activities done in the project:

    -          Orbit design.

    -          Spacecraft and payload operations planning and scheduling.


    AMALIA Team Rover GNC

    July 2011 to January 2012

    Thesis work within the participation of the university of Rome “La Sapienza” to the Google Lunar X-Prize contest.

    Activities done in the project:

    -          Path planning and obstacle avoidance algorithm development for the lunar rover AROV.

    -          Guidance software development for the rover mockup.



    SCHÖRGHUBER, M./d‘APOLITO, F./KOPACEK, P. (2014): Design and Optimisation of the Joint Controllers of a Humanoid Robot. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL AUTOMATION AUSTRIA, Vol. 22, 2, 1-12.




    Technische Universität Wien

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, 2014 – present

    -          Humanoid robots

    -          Mechatronic systems

    -          Resources Efficiency

    -          End of life management

    -          Engineering management and Product development

    Activities and Societies: TU Wien Space Team


    Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'

    Master's degree, Astronautical Engineering, 2009 – 2012

    -          Space Robotics.

    -          Astronautical propulsion: nuclear, ion and plasma thrusters.

    -          Spacecraft thermal stresses computation and spacecraft thermal control systems.

    -          Astrodynamics and space flight mechanics.

    -          Electronics for space application.

    -          Structure and material for space application.

    -          Participation to the AMALIA Team rover design

    Thesis title: "Algoritmo di guida e controllo per il rover lunare AROV" (Guidance and control algorithm for the lunar rover AROV)


    Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'

    Bachelor's degree, Aerospace Engineering, 2005 – 2009

    -          Aerodynamics

    -          Structural Mechanics and Applied Mechanics

    -          Numerical Analysis

    -          Structures and materials for aerospace application.

    -          Aeronautic and space propulsion.

    Thesis title: "Analisi sperimentale nelle gallerie del vento al plasma" (Experimental analysis in plasma wind tunnels)



    -          Italian (Mothertongue)

    -          English (Fluent)

    -          German (Basic Knowledge)

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