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A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
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A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
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Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:26:31 +0000
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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:02 +0000
The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.
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With a stopgap spending bill set to expire in just over a week, House and Senate appropriators are continuing to negotiate provisions of an omnibus bill, including funding levels for some NASA programs.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:22:31 +0000
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     Date Submitted:13-08-2015
     Last Modified:13-08-2015 (04:42)
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     Current job:Postdoc researcher
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsdata analyses; climatology; cloud observations

    General information:
    Date of birth: 17th September 1985
    Nationality: Italian
    Expertise: Data analysis and modeling; management and processing of large data sets; strong organisational skills; writing and presenting reports

    2010 -- 2014: Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics, TUDelft, Delft (Netherlands) and KNMI, De Bilt (Netherlands)
    Thesis: The role of clouds in climate model bias and sensitivity
    Topics: Cloud interaction with large-scale dynamics and radiation; cloud representation and evaluation in climate models using satellite data; climate sensitivity and cloud feedbacks
    Acquired skills: Data modeling and interpretation; coping with deadlines by prioritizing work; investigating and synthesizing information; team approach to complex problems

    2007 -- 2009: Master in Environmental Physics, University of Turin, Turin (Italy)
    Thesis: Lagrangian models for atmospheric dispersion with chemical reactions
    Topics: Lagrangian models for turbulent dispersion
    Acquired skills: Picking up new information and effectively communicate it; goal-oriented approach

    2004 -- 2007: Bachelor in Physics, University of Turin, Turin (Italy)
    Acquired skills: Physical approach to problem-solving
    Thesis: Generation of ocean waves by wind

    Professional Experience:
    May 2014 -- Current: Postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON), Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Duties: Homogenizing and combining different sources of satellite data with atmospheric transport models to perform direct aerosol radiative forcing calculations

    2012 -- 2013: Ph.D. researcher at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), De Bilt (Netherlands)
    Duties: Modification of part of the code of a general circulation model for several sensitivity experiments. Preparation of the input fields and post-process of the outputs of the model. Analysis and interpretation of
    the data. Responsible for the data that had been provided to several research institutes in the world

    Jan. 2008 -- Dec. 2009: Italian Meteorological Society (SMI), Moncalieri (Italy)
    Duties: Management of an historical weather station

    Jan. 2007 -- Dec. 2009: Restaurant ``RossoPomodoro'', Moncalieri (Italy)
    Duties: Waiter during the week-ends

    Atmospheric Training Courses:
    24 June -- 5 July 2013: Clouds and Climate summer school, Les Houches, France
    4 -- 13 May 2011: Data assimilation and use of satellite data, ECMWF, Reading, UK
    4 -- 14 Apr. 2011: Parameterization of Diabatic and Subgrid Processes, ECMWF, Reading, UK
    6 -- 12 Feb. 2011: Water Vapour in the Climate System (WAVACS) COST winter school, Venice, Italy
    16 -- 21 June 2010: Parameterization of Physical Processes in RACMO and EC-Earth, KNMI, De Bilt, Netherlands

    Italian: native speaker
    English: full professional proficiency
    Spanish: limited working experience
    Programming: R, Fortran 90, C++
    Other & NetCDF, shell scripting, Python, Ferret, LaTeX, MatLab, Unix/Linux, MS-Office (Certifications: MOS, ECDL), Windows
    Other: Driving license

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