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     Date Submitted:14-03-2016
     Last Modified:14-03-2016 (07:48)
    Job information
     Current job:Satellite mission and operations consultant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordssatellite system - mission analysis - flight operations


     Senior consultant/retired from Thales Alenia Space Italy



    Degree in Mathematics


    Last Assignment  in the Company

    Satellite Product line manager in the Earth Observation Business line


    Personal Skills




    ·          She was  working for Thales Alenia Space Italy since 1977  gaining  a deep experience in the System Engineering with particular focus on the  satellite operations and mission analysis for LEO , MEO, GEO and HEO,  satellites.


    ·          In addition to the technical experience,   she achieved high ability in interfacing all kind of people (internal as the AIT people, external as the  operations agencies (ESOC, TELESPAZIO) and the satellite customer (MDA; ESA, ASI, EUTELSAT)) in addition to the functional management of the team under her responsibility. 


    ·          She gained  high  competence in managing  the teams supporting  the LEOP (launch and Early Operations Phase)  and commissioning and the teams for  the anomaly investigation and recovery.


    ·          She knows the ESA standards and is able to follow these standards  in the definition of the satellite operations.


    ·          She is able to reply to satellite proposal and to organize studies.


    ·          As launcher interface, all the activities relevant  to the selection of the launcher are considered,  taking into account all the main aspects (technical, political, economical, programmatic)  and preparing all the necessary interface documentation (I/F requirement definition, statement of work..). Moreover in the following phase of the project  this role foresees  the provision of the documentation required by the launcher (satellite model, safety datapackage..) and the coordination between all the different parties involved in the launcher activity (satellite team, AIT team and satellite Control Centre team).


    Work Experience




    • Senior consultant at Telespazio S.p.A in the frame of System AIV for the GokTurk satellite


    ·         After many years spent in the field of the satellite system engineering (in particular mission flight operations), she was nominated as satellite product line manager for the Domain Observation Italy. 

    • As PLM she had the main task of anticipating the customer technical needs, to define the product line strategy on the basis of the Products policy and to monitor the product line evolution throughout the life cycle.

    ·         In addition to the PLM role, she maintained the following roles:


    o    responsible  of the mission analysis and operation for the Galileo 2nd Generation (ESA)


    o    Technical responsible for the first phase of the CleanSat program (ESA)



    ·         Responsible of the in orbit maintenance of the COSMO SkyMed constellation.


    ·         responsible (directly or as supervisor) of  all  the activities  relevant to the in orbit maintenance of  :


    o    remote sensing satellites as RADARSAT 2


    o    GEO satellites as SICRAL 1, SICRAL 1B,  Atlantic Bird-1 and  ARTEMIS


    ·         Responsible (directly or as supervisor)  of the mission analysis and operations of the following satellites:


    o    COSMO Second Generation mission analysis


    o    SENTINEL 1 (under ESA contract in the frame of the GMES program)


    ·         Launcher I/F responsible in the frame of the Sentinel 1 project (ESA).


    ·         Launcher I/F  technical responsible for COSMOSG


    ·         In the frame of the ESA Galileo program, she is responsible of the constellation deployment and station keeping. In this frame she is following the procurement of  the Constellation Mission Analysis Facilities tool at GMV.


    ·         space segment responsible  in  the A phase  of the COREH2O project (EARTH EXPLORER program)



    ·         responsible of the mission analysis of the following satellites:


    o    COSMOSkyMed constellation satellites


    o    SICRAL 1 and SICRAL 1B




    o    ARTEMIS


    o    ITALSAT 1 and 2


    o    SIRIO 2


    ·         responsible of the in flight operations  of the following satellites:


    o    COSMOSkyMed PFM, FM2 and FM3


    o    RADARSAT2


    o    SICRAL 1 and SICRAL 1B




    o    ARTEMIS (for this satellite she was also responsible of the operations for  the recovery phase following  the underperformance of the launch).


    o    ITALSAT 1 and 2


    ·         responsible of the launcher interface   of the following satellites:


    o    COSMOSkyMed constellation satellites


    o    SICRAL 1 and SICRAL 1B




    o    ARTEMIS


    ·         participation to the following proposal/studies:


    o    TELEDESIC, for the definition of the ground segment, the service availability analysis and the constellation analysis


    o    GSTBV-2 (now GIOVE B) with responsibility in the frame of launcher interface and flight operations


    o    feasibility study  (under CNR/PSN contract) about the analysis of attitude and orbit problems concerning  satellites cluster and intersatellite link



    ·         As member of the ARTEMIS team, she received in the 2003 from AIAA the “Space operations and support award” from AIAA. 



    ·         Italian: Mother tongue


    ·         English: Fluent


    Computer Skills

    ·         Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, Power Point)


    ·         Fortran


    ·         Matlab


    ·         STK (Satellite Tool Kit)


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