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     Date Submitted:02-01-2016
     Last Modified:16-06-2016 (08:42)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Fellow, Team leader of the CubeSat Team
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsCubeSat development, Functional Testing, Attitude Determination and Control System, Assembly Integration and Verification/Testing, Systems Engineering, Small satellite, Model Based and Simulation System Engineering, Programming (Matlab/Simulink, C)




    03/2013 to date

    Team leader of the CubeSat Team at Politecnico di Torino


    Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, n 24, 10129 Torino (Italy)

    Contact person: Prof. Sabrina Corpino, sabrina.corpino(at)


    Lead System Engineer and Test Manager of the e-st@r-II CubeSat (1U)

    Lead ADCS Engineer of e-st@r-II CubeSat and 3-STAR CubeSat (3U)

    Tracking and submission of milestones, KPI & deliverables

    Periodical elaboration of reports and deliverables

    Participation in ESA “Fly Your Satellite!” initiative: call conference, meeting in ESA-ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands) with ESA experts, implementation of ECSS standards,functional and environmental test campaign, practical experience with test reports, VCD, RID, NCR, RFD, RFW and procedure variation

    Test Engineer of e-st@r-II CubeSat during functional test campaign performed at Politecnico di Torino since 2013

    Test Engineer of e-st@r-II CubeSat during Vibration test campaign performed at ESA ESTEC on March-May 2015

    Test Engineer of e-st@r-II CubeSat during Thermal Vacuum Cycling test campaign performed at ESA ESTEC on May-June 2015

    Participation to Integration campaign into P-POD deployer at ESA ESTEC (March 2016) and launch campaign at Centre Spatiale Guyanais in Kourou, French Guiana (March-April 2016)

    Operations of the satellite once on-orbit, in particular telemetry reception and analysis, and commands planning and transmission

    Provide technical guidance to other members

    Website Manager and contact person for companies

    Business or sector Research, Systems and aerospace technology laboratory

    08/2012 to 03/2013

    Consultant for CubeSats research projects e-st@r-II and 3-STAR

    Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, n 24, 10129 Torino (Italy)

    Simulation, testing and verification of ADCS system of the e-st@r-II CubeSat (1U)

    Creation and testing of the new graphic interface of the ground station of the e-st@r-II CubeSat

    Responsible for the design, simulation, testing and verification of ADCS system of the 3-STAR CubeSat (3U)

    Business or sector Research, Systems and aerospace technology laboratory

    03/2011 to 07/2012

    Member of the CubeSat Team

    Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, n 24, 10129 Torino (Italy)

    Design, simulation, testing and verification of ADCS system of the 3-STAR CubeSat (3U)

    Business or sector Research, Systems and aerospace technology laboratory

    04/2009 – 09/2009

    Internship for Bachelor final thesis

    Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Facoltà di Ingegneria, via Roma, n 29, 81031 Aversa (Italy)

    Development of a ceramic coating for structures made of aluminium alloy subjected to thermo-structural shock

    Business or sector Research, Science and technology of materials Laboratory in collaboration with MBDA Missile System




    03/2013 to 05/2016

    PhD in Aerospace Engineering

    Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, n 24, 10129 Torino (Italy)

    Research activities on the topic: Technologies and methodologies for CubeSats performances improvement, from education missions to scientific/commercial services.

    Educational and tutoring activities as assistant tutor professor of ‘Space Systems and Mission Engineering’ 2013-2014-2015 classes

    10/2009 to 07/2012

    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Mark: 110/110 cum laude)

    Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, n 24, 10129 Torino (Italy)

    Thesis: Development of the Attitude Determination and Control System for a nanosatellite

    09/2005 to 10/2009

    Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering  (Mark: 110/110 cum laude)

    Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Facoltà di Ingegneria, via Roma, n 29, 81031 Aversa (Italy)

    Thesis: Development of a ceramic coating for structures made of aluminium alloy subjected to thermo-structural shock




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    C1 –  Advanced level

    C2 –  Advanced level

    B2 – Intermediate level

    C1 –  Advanced level

    B2 – Intermediate level


    IELTS held on 17/12/2011; Overall band: 7 (Listening: 7; Reading: 8.5; Writing: 6; Speaking: 6.5)


    Communication skills

    Aptitude for teamwork, shown as first member and then leader of the CubeSat Team

    Teaching skills refined as assistant tutor professor of university courses

    Good ability to adapt to multicultural environments, gained through participations in international conferences and workshops

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Effective organisation skills, ability to prioritize and plan work activities, and to handle unexpected problems with ease

    Leadership (at the moment I am one of the Team Leaders of the CubeSat Team, composed of about 20 people)

    Ability to identify key points and problems, including the ability to consider alternative options and their impact on results

    Ability to cope concurrently with different tasks and to work under pressure

    Job-related skills

    Experience with Assembly, Integration e Verification of space systems;

    Experience with design, procedures and instruments for space missions

    Experience with Hardware In the Loop simulator of satellites (design, development and verification)

    Both practical and theoretical experience in the analysis and design of an Attitude Determination and Control System (several courses and design/integration of e-st@r-II and 3-STAR CubeSats)

    Good knowledge of GSE for functional and environmental test campaigns

    Good knowledge of communication systems for satellites and equipment for Ground Control Stations

    Computer skills

    Excellent knowledge of system engineering (Functional analysis, requirements derivation and management, SysML)

    Excellent knowledge of programming language and simulation model design: Matlab, Simulink, C, Eclipse, Git

    Good knowledge of space missions related software: Satellite Tool Kit (STK)

    Excellent knowledge of Embedded System (ARM9)

    Good knowledge of Ansys, Fortran, APDL, Labview

    Excellent knowledge of operating system: Windows, MAC OS, UNIX and DOS

    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and LaTeX

    Good knowledge of graphic software: Photoshop, Paint.Net, Gimp, Illustrator, Lightroom

    Driving licence

    Driving licence: B




    [1] “Design of the Active Attitude Determination and Control System for the e-st@r CubeSat”  - IAC2012, Naples, Italy (1-5 October 2012)

    [2] “The active attitude determination and control system for e-st@r-2” – 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and Cubesat Workshop, Rome, Italy (3-9 February 2013)

    [3] “E-st@r-I lessons learned and their application” – 6th European CubeSat Symposium, Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland (14–16 October 2014) – No proceedings

    [4] “A tool for nano-satellite functional verification: comparison between different in-the-loop simulation configurations” – 6th European CubeSat Symposium, Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland (14–16 October 2014) – No proceedings

    [5] “e-st@r-I experience: valuable knowledge for improving the e-st@r-II design” – IAC2014, Toronto, Canada (29 September – 03 October 2014)

    [6] “Lessons learned of a systematic approach for the e-st@r-II CubeSat environmental test campaign” – IAC2015, Jerusalem, Israel (12 - 16 October 2015)

    [7] “Autonomous neuro-fuzzy solution for fault detection and attitude control of a 3U CubeSat” – IAC2015, Jerusalem, Israel (12 - 16 October 2015)

    [8] “CubeSat Team of Politecnico di Torino: past, present and future projects”  - 1st Symposium on Space Educational Activities, Padua, Italy (9 - 12 December 2015)

    [9] “E-st@r-I experience: valuable knowledge for improving the e-st@r-II design” - Acta Astronautica, 29th December, 2015,

    [10] “An artificial intelligence approach for fault detection and identification on CubeSat platforms” –  4S Symposium, Valletta, Malta (30 May – 03 June 2016)


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