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The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
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On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:05-02-2016
     Last Modified:11-04-2017 (11:29)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft Controller for Sentinel Copernicus Project
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     Keywordsspace engineer astronautics Microsoft Office Microsoft Excel SCOS2000 STK MATLAB SimSat LOW and GEO satellites Satellite Operations Mission Analysis ESA PUS, CCSDS, ECSS and ITU standards
    CV
    PROFILE  
      Matteo has been participating in the nominal mission operations of Sentinel-1A and -2A, the commissioning phase operations of -1B and the preparation, simulation campaign and LEOP of -2B. Other than monitoring and commanding the satellites, he has been involved in the generation of the mission planning, the development of new tools based on Excel and VB, the production and validation of FOP and the production of the documentation for new SpaCons training. He attended training sessions regarding all the subsystems and ESA standards. He has a master degree in space engineering.
       
    WORK EXPERIENCE  
    2016 – current Spacecraft Controller for Sentinel Copernicus Project - ESA/ESOC
    VITROCISET Belgium Sprl, Robert-Bosch-Straße 7
     

    Prime Spacecraft Controller for Sentinel-2B

    -I've been participating in the preparation phase, the simulation campaign, the LEOP and the commissioning phase of Sentinel-2B.

    -I've been updating, developing and validating Flight Operation Procedures.

    -I've followed training activities related to every subsystem.

    -I've been developing monitoring interfaces (ANDs).

    Spacecraft Controller for Sentinel-1A, Sentinel-1B, Sentinel-2A

    - I've been participating in the nominal mission operations of Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-2A, which consist of the day to day monitoring of the S/C health, reporting and commanding and the computing of the daily mission planning.

    -I've been responsible of developing and maintaining a new tool for keeping track of the satellite Out Of Limits outside nominal S-band passes. I worked together with the SWS team to extract data from X-band dumps and then I used Windows Excel and Visual Basic to elaborate them.

    -I've been involved in the commissioning phase of Sentinel-1B

    -I've been involved in the production of the documentation for new SpaCons training.

    -I've been involved in the update of Flight Operation Procedures.

    -I’ve been trained on the monitoring of MIMIC interfaces

    2015 – 2016 Technical Support Engineer
    Space Point, An operating unit of Extraterrestrial Essentials, LLC,Rhode Island, USA
     

    -Managing Space-Point on-line database of small satellites components for concurrent engineering facilities, future developments and related issues.

    -Respond to and co-ordinate customer requests. Providing technical support for the company service. Preparing and issuing approved documents.

    -Managing the sales department.

       
    EDUCATION AND TRAINING  
    2013 – 2015 Master Course in Space and Astronautical Engineering [MCSAE]
    Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
     

    -The courses were focused in Mission and Spacecraft Analysis and Design.

    -The thesis I wrote, titled "The use of VSAT in LEO to GEO radio links for real-time communications", is based on the idea of using telecommunication GEO satellites as real-time data relays for LEO satellites. After developing my own tools for analysing the problems related to the use of Inter-Satellite Links, through Excel, Matlab and STK, presenting a real case scenario applied to the EPS, I demonstrated the validity of my idea to Intelsat and ESA-ESRIN

    2008 – 2012 Degree in Aerospace Engineering [DAE]
    Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    2002 – 2007 High school for scientific education
    Liceo scientifico M.Vitruvio P, Avezzano, Italy
       
    SKILLS AND COMPETENCES  
    IT skills:

    Microsoft Office™ tools (Word™, Excel™ and PowerPoint™), Expert, 10+ years

    Microsoft Windows, Expert, 10+ years

    Visual Basic, Competent, 1 year

    Unix / Linux, Competent, 2 years

    MATLAB, Expert, 5 years

    STK, Competent, 2 years

    Job related skills:

    SCOS 2000-5 MCS, Competent, 1 year

    SimSat, Competent, 6months

    MOIS, Competent, 1 year

    Experience on Satellite Operations (LEOP, Commissioning and Routine)

    Experience on Mission Planning

    Familiarity with ESA PUS, CCSDS, ECSS and ITU standards.

    Familiarity with Low Earth Orbit and Geostationary satellites

    Familiarity with Mission analysis and design.

    Familiarity with Spacecraft analysis and design.

    Strong skills in technical research documentation and analysis;

    Strong skill in defining and documenting projects and analyses.

    Strong organization and time management skills.

    Able to work autonomously and use own initiative to progress tasks.

    Able to handle pressure and work to tight deadlines.

    Team spirit and good ability to adapt to multicultural environments.

    Language skills:

    Italian, Mother tongue

    English, Proficient user

    French, Basic user

    Spanish, Basic User

    Other skills: Excellent communication skills and leading skills: as an active member of the BIS I participated in public events like ESA/ESRIN ODS, ERN 2015 at ASI HQ, Maker Faire Rome 2015, developing and presenting space based educational project to the public.
       
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  
    Publications:

    ”Earth Defence” - Spaceflight (Volume 57 No.8 August 2015)

    “The use of VSAT in LEO to GEO radio links for real-time communications”


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