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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
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     Date Submitted:09-11-2015
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     Current job:Communication and External Relations Consultant
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsExcellent academic background, solid knowledge of international relations and law, as well as a specialized preparation in the political, legal and economic disciplines regarding the exploration and exploitation of outer space.
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    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    7 Sep 2015–Present

    Communication and External Relations Consultant

    Itality Ltd, Rome - London (Italy - UK)

    I am currently working for Itality Group, a company that set up and manage business ventures to export of 'Made in Italy' products worldwide.​

    ▪ My tasks include making contact with public and private intermediaries, managing external relations with institutional partners, designing and implementing communication strategy, organizing meetings with trade associations and foundations.

     

    3 Nov 2014–5 May 2015

    Trainee at the European Space Agency

    ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Italy)

    I worked in the Coordination Office (EOP-CC), Programme Planning and Coordination Service (EOP-C), Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA-ESRIN, under the tutorship of Mr. Ivan Petiteville.

    ▪ ​I provided support to the EOP-C for the coordination of international relations between ESA and the Meteorological organisations WMO, EUMETSAT and ECMWF. My tasks included preparation of bi-lateral meetings, secretarial support during the bi-lateral meetings, follow-up activities after bi-lateral meetings, regular collection of relevant information.

     

    Apr 2013–Dec 2013

    Collaborator at the Chair of Political and Economic Geography

    La Sapienza University, Rome (Italy)

    Under the general direction of Prof M. Marconi

    ▪​ I provided support in the activities of the Political and Economic Geography Chair and assisted Prof Marconi in teaching activities, revising students' thesis and in the research activities.

     

    Jan 2006–Jan 2010

    Editor for the on-line magazine on political and philosophical culture www.filosofiapolitica.net.

    Under the general direction of prof. G.F. Lami (La Sapienza University) and the support of the ​Scuola Romana di Filosofia Politica​

    ▪ Specific duties in political and international relations of the Middle East area. Among the articles that I wrote were: “King Arik heredity: uncertainty and crisis in the Israeli political world and in the peace process in Middle East”; “The Green Revolution triumph and the uncertainties in the Palestine field”; “Iran and Israel: the Iranian foreign politics between denial and anti-semitism”; “The two-headed attitude of the Cedars Country: Lebanon and Libanistan”; “The curds. The largest landless population in the world in the picture of multiple instabilities”
     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    1 Sep 2014–12 Sep 2014

    ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy

     

    European Centre for Space Law, Geneve (Switzerland)

    Grant awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the participation in the 23rd edition of the Summer Course on Space Law and Policy, organized by the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the ITU headquarters in Geneva

    ▪ During the two-week course I attended intensive lectures given by university professors and space industry practitioners concerning the international and domestic legal frameworks governing space activities and applications, as well as recent developments in space law and policy, particularly in Europe.

     

    Feb 2014–Jul 2014

    Postgraduate Master in Space Institutions and Policies

     

    SIOI - Italian Society for International Organization, Rome (Italy)

    Jointly organized bySIOI, ASI - Italian Space Agency and ISGI-CNR – Institute for International Legal Studies of CNR (National Research Council).

    ▪ The course prepares candidates in legal, political, and economic disciplines regarding the themes of the exploration and the exploitation of outer space. A significant part of the course was dedicated to European Space Policy, with particular emphasis on the role of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the use of the European programmes for satellite navigation GALILEO and Earth Observation COPERNICUS. Thanks to the Master, I participated as a visiting student at the 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (11-20 June 2014 at the United Nation Office, Vienna).For the final dissertation of the course, I worked on a thesis related to the legal framework of the global governance of the remote sensing and the satellite data management.

     

    Nov 2009–Mar 2013

    Master’s Degree in International Relations, with curriculum in social-political studies

     

    La Sapienza University, Rome (Italy)

    Gained with grade ​110/110 cum laude​

    ▪ Main courses: International Space Law, International Law and Organizations, Institutions and Policies of the European Union, Political Philosophy and Theory, International Relations History, Geopolitical and Foreign Policy Analysis, Spanish Language.

    ▪ During my master's degree studies I was awarded an Erasmus grant by La Sapienza University to attend a study programme at University Universidad Carlos III in Madrid (Spain), from September 2010 to June 2011.

     

    Nov 2003–Nov 2009

    Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences and International Relations, with curriculum in political-international studies

     

    La Sapienza University, Rome (Italy)

    ​Gained with grade ​110/110

    ▪ Main courses: Political Science, Modern and Contemporary History, Sociology, Political Philosophy; Public, Private, Constitutional and International Law; Political and International Economy, Statistics; English and Spanish Languages.

     

    Sep 1998–Jun 2003

    High School Diploma of Classic Lyceum

     

    Classic Lyceum Immanuel Kant, Rome (Italy)

    Gained with grade 100/100

    ▪ The Classic Lyceum is a theoretical and humanistic school, one of the few European secondary school types where the study of ancient languages (Latin and ancient Greek) and their literature are compulsory.

    Other core subjects: Italian grammar and literature, History, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics,Biology, Chemistry and natural sciences, Geography, English Language

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, Spanish, Arabic

     

    Communication skills

    ​I have good communication skills, gained and improved due to a natural predisposition and through my experience as editor for the on-line magazine on political and philosophical culture www.filosofiapolitica.net. These skills were further enhanced thanks to my collaboration with the activities of the Political Philosophy Chair and of Geopolitics Chair at La Sapienza University.​

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    I am resourceful and fully able to work independently, as well as having strong team-working skills and excellent organizational abilities.

     

    Digital competence

    SELF-ASSESSMENT

    Information processing

    Communication

    Content creation

    Safety

    Problem solving

     

    Proficient user

    Independent user

    Basic user

    Independent user

    Basic user

     

    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid

     

    Command of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office™, and Internet tools.

     

    Driving licence

    B

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

     

    Conferences

    ▪ June 2014 – Participation, as a visiting student of the Master in Space Institutions and Policies, in the 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS),at the United Nation Office, Vienna.

    ▪ May 2014 – I attended the Conference "From import-export to direct investment: horizons of development in the Italo-Russian trade", organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (ISAG) in Rome.

    ▪ September 2013 – I attended the Conference "Status and future prospects of the Euro-Russian cooperation", organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (ISAG) in Rome.



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