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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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     Date Submitted:24-04-2016
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     Current job:Space System Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace System Engineer
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    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    A proactive, sociable and creative graduate Magna cum Laude in Aerospace Engineering with space specialization, with strengthened communication and technical skills, suitable to teamwork, prone to mobility, able to take the initiative and to work under pressure, stimulated by demanding challenges, determined in achieving preset goals regardless of their nature with an organized attitude to problem solving and strong motivations of professional growth.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    03/02/2016–present

    Stage – Manufacturing Engineer

    Avio Aero – GE Aviation
    Headquarter: 99, I Maggio street, 10040 Rivalta di Torino - TO (Italia)

    www.avioaero.com

    Support manufacturing engineering leader through all processes and activities related to the production of propulsion systems: 

    §  Develop and support processes, documenting process requirements and implementing process improvements to reduce costs and cycles.

    §  Manage multiple projects by providing scheduling, resource management, budget control. 

    §  Bring new ideas and positive support to the current process.

    §  Assure that all engineering designs and technical data are complete and accurately documented to provide an accurate technical/historical base for future reference and to meet customer/end-user requirements.

    §  Work in cross-functional teams in a matrix environment. 

    §  Plan, prioritize, and manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines. 

    §  Analyze problems, identify root causes and provide efficient solutions. 

    Business or sector Aviation

     

     

    02/02/2015–29/05/2015

    Internship – Space System Engineer

    SSBV - Aerospace & Technology Group (ESA contractor)
    44 Huygensstraat street, 2201 DK Noordwijk (Netherlands)
    www.ssbv.com

    Main tasks within the PanelSAR space mission design:

    §Preliminary analysis of the mission orbit phases.

    §Design installations of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) antenna and a star sensor on the satellite.

    §Implementation of a zero Doppler steering method, based on the definition of the SAR antenna attitude with respect to the local reference (LVLH) for an acquisition configuration guaranteeing a Doppler centroid frequency approximately equal to zero.

    §Development of an algorithm to determine, starting from real time star sensor measurements, the actual steering angles, mechanically and/or electronically performed, necessary to set the SAR antenna in a planned zero Doppler configuration.

    §Team project activities requiring the connection of results, by creating a closed loop with orbital analysis results, SAR antenna capabilities and output data from the designed algorithm.

    Business or sector Space and Defence & Security

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    2012–2015

    Master degree in Aerospace Engineering

    110 / 110 Magna cum Laude

    University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples (Italy)

    Thesis: "Orbital Manoeuvres for a Spaceborne Small SAR Mission".​

    Supervisor: Prof. Domenico Accardo

    Co-supervisor​s: Eng. Massimiliano Pastena, Eng. Davide Starnone, Eng. Ernesto Imbembo
     

    Main subjects: Advanced Aerospace Structures, Flight Dynamics and Simulation,​ Aerospace Remote Sensing Systems, Avionics, Space Systems, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Space Experiments, Aircraft Aerodynamics, Fluid-Structures Interaction, Unmanned Aircraft Systems​.

    ·         Research project in Fluid-Structures Interaction:

    o    Beam with locally resonating structures

    ·         Developed papers in Flight Dynamics and Simulation:

    o    Study of the orientation quaternion of an aircraft

    o    Equations of the longitudinal-symmetrical motion of an airplane

    o    Estimation of aerodynamic characteristics with Digital DATCOM

    o    Loads on the horizontal tail

    ·         Papers in Aircraft Aerodynamics:

    o    Aerodynamics of the Boeing 106 airfoil

    o    Aerodynamics of the Fly Synthesis Storch High Speed aircraft

    ·         Practice exercises in Hypersonic Aerodynamics:

    o    ​Aerodynamics coefficients of the “Mars Pathfinder" capsule in the Martian atmosphere.

    o    Aerodynamic drag of a satellite at altitude of 200-300 km.

    o    The study of the orbital re-entry of the “ARD" capsule in the Earth's atmosphere.

    o    Structure of the chemical relaxation zone downstream of a normal shock wave in the air, using the Monti-Napolitano model.

    o    Thermo-fluid-dynamic parameters downstream of an oblique shock wave in the air, on varying of deflection angle and Mach number of the current.

    o    Comparison of approximate theories for the calculation of the pressure distribution around a biconvex symmetrical airfoil in hypersonic regime.​

    2008–2012

    Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering

    EQF level 6

    University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples (Italy)

    Thesis: "Simplified Mechanical Systems for Metamaterials".​

    Supervisor: Prof. Sergio De Rosa

    Main subjects: Aerospace Constructions, Technology of Aeronautical Constructions,​ Technologies of Aerospace Materials​, Aerospace Design Aided with Calculator, Aircraft Maintenance, Flight Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Aerospace Systems, Aerospace Propulsion.​

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, Spanish

    Communication skills

    - Sociable and outgoing with excellent communication skills thanks to several experiences matured in study groups, travels, sport activities, work in international teams and as volunteer in a cultural association.

    - Comfortable in situations with people from different cultures and countries, easily adaptable to new environments, abilities developed widely during the internships and study trips abroad.

    Organisational / managerial skills

    - Mentally flexible and organized in problem solving; reliable and able to set priorities and to take initiative; capabilities developed through experiences in study groups and as social events organizer.

    - Good team-leading skills and strong spirit of team working with a collaboration attitude; abilities​ gained thanks to sport activities and experiences such as football team captain.

    Digital competence

    §Microsoft Office

    §LATEX

    §MD Nastran (using as a pre/post- processor Patran or Femap)

    §Matlab / Simulink

    §Working Model

    §Xfoil

    §CATIA

    §NX 10

    §AutoCAD

    §Digital Datcom

    §STK - Systems Tool Kit

    §GMAT - General Mission Analysis Tool

    §C++ programming language

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Seminars

    “Methods and technologies for the development of a new aircraft" - University of Naples "Federico II" (Italy); seminar carried out in four dates: 24/05/2014; 14/06/2014; 25/10/2014; 29/11/2014.

    “Introduction to Finite Element Analysis with Patran and MD Nastran" - University of Naples "Federico II" (Italy); 09/06/2011

    Courses

    Intensive summer courses of English language:

    Number of courses: 3 (in different years)

    Duration of each one: two weeks.

    Locations: Sheffield, ENGLAND (2007); Bedford, ENGLAND (2006); Waterford, IRELAND (2005).

    Conferences

    "63° IAC - International Astronautical Congress" - Naples (Italy); 1-5 October 2012​​

    Volunteer Experience

    English Tutor at “Tecla” Cultural Association - Naples (Italy); November 2015​​

    Tecla Cultural Association operatesby means of cultural proposals on the subject of intercultural dialogue and exchange, of world citizenship and international volunteering. These proposals are aimed at enhancing the interpersonal encounter and contribute to a greater social cohesion.

    Organizations

    Member of “Legambiente” Environmental Association from April 2015​​

    Legambiente (League for the Environment) is the most widespread environmental organization in Italy. It is one of the leading member of EEB (“European Environmental Bureau”). It operates in the fields of international cooperation, of environmental protection, of the valorization of citizen’s rights.

    Other skills

    - Writing (fantasy novel)

    - Trekking, paragliding, sportive climbing, football, reading (hobbies)​

    Driving licence

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