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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
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An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:59:37 +0000
Pentagon officials on the Zuma space mission: 'We're not going to be able to give you any more information' SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:31:37 +0000
The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:39:01 +0000
SpaceX has delayed its two commercial crew test flights by four months, according to a new NASA schedule released Jan. 11, raising questions about whether it or Boeing will be able to send astronauts to the International Space Station by the end of the year as previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:35:22 +0000
NOAA's future constellation could include a mix of large government-owned and government-operated satellites, imaging instruments hosted on commercial satellites, small satellites in low Earth orbit and data purchased from commercial firms. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:36:21 +0000
NASA announced Jan. 10 that it was renaming the Swift astronomy spacecraft after its former principal investigator, who passed away last year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:26:35 +0000
Spanish rocket startup PLD Space received 2 million euros ($2.4 million) from a European Commission grant program to further the development of a pair of launchers designed for small satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:46:29 +0000
Growing demand by terrestrial wireless firms threatens the federal government’s exclusive use of spectrum traditionally reserved for NOAA satellite broadcasts to emergency managers, meteorologists and researchers. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency may be able to slash the cost of transmitting data from its next generation of weather satellites by turning to commercial communications services. SpaceNews.com
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The United States could soon be unpleasantly surprised as China continues to shore up its domestic capacity to produce high-end weapons, satellites and encryption technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:46:18 +0000
Spire Global, the San Francisco-based company that operates 48 GPS radio occultation cubesats, says it could provide a persistent view of about 97 percent of Earth with a constellation of 150 satellites. SpaceNews.com
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A group of astronomers and engineers is seeking to convince NASA to study in-space servicing and assembly of future space telescopes, including the role the proposed Deep Space Gateway could play to support it. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:12:39 +0000
The U.S. Air Force is seeking continuous improvement of its ability to understand and forecast space weather that impacts Defense Department satellites, said Ralph Stoffler, Air Force director of weather. SpaceNews.com
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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:14-03-2016
     Last Modified:14-03-2016 (09:00)
    Job information
     Current job:Scientist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRadar, Signal and image processing algorithms, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Programming, Remote Sensing, Data scientist, Machine Learning
    CV

    Work experience

     

    Dates

    March 2013 – up to now

    Occupation or position held

    Full time research employee

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Signal and image processing algorithms development for satellite polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. Advisor and consult for the optimization of Earth Observation (EO) services in the branch of civil security. Data fusion, collection and image interpretation in case of natural and environmental disasters. Work Packages manager in EU, ESA and national projects. Project reports and peer-reviewed journal papers writing. PhD and master students supervising.

    Type of employer

    Center for aerospace, energy and transportation

    Type of business or sector

    Research and development

     

     

    Dates

    March 2009 – February 2013

    Occupation or position held

    Part time researcher (PhD student)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Study, development and implementation of new algorithms for the monitoring of ocean pollution and vessels traffic using X-band SAR imagery both for single and multi-polarization acquisition mode. Software package tools for data ingestion, calibration, processing and output delivery. In-situ campaigns set-up and satellite data acquisitions planning. Project reports and peer-reviewed journal papers writing.

    Type of employer

    Center for aerospace, energy and transportation

    Type of business or sector

    Research

     

     

    Dates

    February 2008 – October 2008

    Occupation or position held

    Remote sensing graduated student

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Testing and validation of an innovative approach for the radar scattering signal from sea surface slick-free and slick-covered in oceanic SAR images. Publication of conference proceeding and achieved results. Master student supervising and laboratory class assistant.

    Type of employer

    University

    Type of business or sector

    Research, Master thesis work

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    2013 – spring 2016

    Title of qualification awarded

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Theory Background: Radar signal processing, Radar polarimetry, Target detection and classification, Marine geo-physical parameters extraction, SAR sea oil slick monitoring and classification, image processing and pattern recognition. Multi-frequency and multi-temporal analysis. Satellite images geo-coding and geo-registration.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Technische Universität München (TUM), Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering (FGC-BGU); Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich, Germany

     

     

    Dates

    2000-2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science (M.Sc.) – Five Years Degree in Nautical Science

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Theory Background: Mathematics Analysis, Physics, Computer Science, Electromagnetic Fields, Signal Processing, Microwave Remote Sensing, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Maritime, Air and Space Navigation, Radar, Electronic Measurements, Machine Learning, Statistic..

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope” – Science and Technology Faculty; Via Acton, 38, 80133, Naples, Italy

     

     

    Dates

    1994-1999

    Title of qualification awarded

    High School “Diploma” – Electric and Electronic Industries Technician

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

     

    Theory Background: Mathematic; Physical Science; Electric and Electronic; Electrical System.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Istituto Professionale Industria e Artigianato (IPIA) “L. Petriccione”;- C.so S. Giovanni, 887, 80146, Napoli, Italy.

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, German

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Team work: I have worked in different research teams within several research institutes and I have participated to several national and international research projects and collaborated with national and international research institutes.

    Good communication skills acquired through working close to undergraduate students, in the field of research.

     

     

    Organizational skills and competences

    Good ability to think and work independently and/or in team.  

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Microsoft (Windows XP, Vista, 7) and/or open source software (Unix/Linux).

    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Open Office packages.

    Programming languages skills: Independent users in Matlab (Mathworks, Inc.) and IDL (Research Systems, Inc.), Intermediate knowledge in C/C++ and Phyton (library Numpy, Matplotlib, Scipy).

    Shell scripting language: Intermediate knowledge in bash and csh.

    Remote Sensing software packages: ENVI (Research Systems, Inc.), PolSARpro (ESA open source software), NEST (ESA open source software), ArcGIS (ESRI).

    ECDL (Basic concepts, Files management, Word processing, Presentation, Information networks), GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), Inkskape (vector graphic editor), MySQL (database server).

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    Flexibility and adaptation in new situation; Proneness to take initiative; Organizational and disciplinary work skills; Hard-working, resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented person.

     

     

    Driving licence

    European driving licence; categories of vehicle: A and B



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