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British aerospace company QinetiQ received a 75 million euro ($82.6 million) contract from the European Space Agency to build a small satellite for ozone measurements.  SpaceNews.com
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The Japanese space agency JAXA hopes to have an agreement in place outlining its contributions to NASA’s lunar exploration efforts in the next few months. SpaceNews.com
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U.S. Space Force statement: The seal “honors the Department of the Air Force’s proud history” SpaceNews.com
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The battery malfunction that put DirecTV’s Spaceway-1 satellite at risk of exploding has a “very low likelihood” of occuring on other satellites, according to the satellite’s manufacturer, Boeing.  SpaceNews.com
Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:07:38 +0000
The leadership of the House Science Committee introduced a NASA authorization bill Jan. 24 that seeks to significantly alter NASA’s current plans to return humans to the moon and make them part of an effort to send humans to Mars. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:55:55 +0000
A team of U.S. military and civilian defense officials spent most of 2019 drawing up plans to create a Space Force as a new service branch within the Air Force. But it wasn’t until Congress reached a deal in December on the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that the Space Force went from concept to reality. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:55:03 +0000
Getting the Space Force right and creating the first new U.S. armed service in more than half a century will be a herculean task. Meeting that growing challenge will require, first and foremost, getting Space Force acquisition right. SpaceNews.com
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NASA has selected acting directors at two of its field centers to take those positions on a permanent basis. SpaceNews.com
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Vector, the launch vehicle and smallsat technology company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December, announced Jan. 24 it is proceeding with plans to sell its satellite technology to Lockheed Martin or another bidder. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX will launch Egyptian operator NileSat’s next communications satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket in 2022, SpaceXsaid Jan. 23. SpaceNews.com
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NASA will turn off an aging infrared space telescope in a week, citing the complexities of continuing to operate the spacecraft as it drifts away from the Earth. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:33:01 +0000
The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or Space ISAC, will launch an unclassified portal where companies can share and analyze cybersecurity information. SpaceNews.com
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Hoyt said observations from the U.S. military’s Space Surveillance Network showed the Prox-1 satellite deorbiting more than 24 times faster than before deploying the tape.  SpaceNews.com
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The European Commission has “pre-booked” four launches using Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 rocket. SpaceNews.com
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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;
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    Experience

     

    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.

     

    Projects

     

    Pegasus

    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.

     

    SHIRA

    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.

     

    Publications

    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.

     

    Education

     

    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)

     

    Languages

    -          Italian (Mothertongue)

    -          English (Fluent)

    -          German (Basic Knowledge)


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