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Aerospace CEO Isakowitz: The government traditionally buys a bus, payload and ground segment as a package, he said. That does not give you flexibility to swap out and change pieces. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:45 +0000
As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long as a decade. SpaceNews.com
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Spacecraft manufacturers have complained of stress on their supplier base as operators purchase fewer traditional geostationary satellites. One company in France is bucking that trend, however. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:27:24 +0000
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar return, including aiding commercial landers. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:25:35 +0000
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to address a growing market of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:03:07 +0000
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:32:49 +0000
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted, the outgoing chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA says he’s hopeful to get a final spending bill approved before that bill expires. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:09:10 +0000
China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission Dec. 7, successfully sending the lander and rover into a lunar transfer orbit ahead of an unprecedented attempt at a landing on the far side of the moon early in the New Year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:17:37 +0000
The new launch date, announced Dec. 7 by customer Iridium Communications, was driven by the additional two weeks SpaceX ended up needing to launch Spaceflight Industries’ “SmallSat Express” dedicated rideshare mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:51 +0000
While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials are optimistic the mission will still fly later in the month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:10:23 +0000
During a Q&A session at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit to promote the space industry as an engine of innovation and economic growth, Griffin said he does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:55:50 +0000
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:34:19 +0000
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:19:28 +0000
President Trump has been insistent that a Space Force should be a completely independent military department. One way to organize the new service would be by establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:42:11 +0000
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:52:27 +0000
The failure of a Falcon 9 first stage to make its planned landing after a Dec. 5 launch shouldn’t affect plans for upcoming launches, a SpaceX executive said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:54:52 +0000
European satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space said Dec. 5 it signed separate contracts with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Hanwha Systems Corp. to develop four high-resolution radar satellites for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:58:25 +0000
On the company’s 20th mission of the year and second within 48 hours, SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 5, but suffered a rare failed landing of the rocket’s first stage. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:22:41 +0000
The founders of Globa IP said they left after concerns its investors, supported by the Chinese government, were using the company as a means to gain access to satellite technology prohibited for export to China under U.S. law. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:18:45 +0000
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, the winner of SpaceNews' 2018 military space Government Leader of the Year award, said as the Trump administration moves forward with plans to create a new military branch for space — an effort she supports — the Air Force is keeping focused on the space mission. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:13-09-2016
     Last Modified:14-09-2016 (07:19)
    Job information
     Current job:PostDoc Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, Space Tourism
     Keywordsscientist, computation, data analysis, modelling
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    Date of birth: 19th February, 1987
    Recent PhD graduate in Astrophysics, highly experienced in data analysis and interpretation with practical knowledge of from-scratch modelling and programming.


    Skills
    Problem Solving and Critical Thinking:
    highly critical thinker with effective researching skills developed during five years as a researcher in Astrophysics. Strong ability in defining problems, analyse data and interpret them with the use of mathematical models and statistical approaches proficient in forming and defending independent conclusions
    Project Management and Leadership:
    successfully plan and manage projects from beginning to end excellent leadership qualities proven through work on various projects, resulting in high quality scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals
    maintain flexibility and adapting plans in the face of changing circumstances
    conduct meetings and impose deadlines to the project team and a realistic timeline for completion
    Computing Skills:
    Programming languages: Fortran, IDL, C / C++, LATEX, Python
    Parallel computing: MPI
    Numerical codes: developed at least two large (5000+ lines) codes for Astrophysics
    Applications: Keynote, Office products and Astronomy-related applications
    Platforms: MAC, Linux, Windows
    Written and Oral Communication:
    proven excellent skills in organising and presenting logically-written conclusions at all levels
    — brief abstract to book-length manuscript
    confident and professional communication skills to effectively present ideas in oral presentations to small and large (150+ people) groups
    strong outreach communication skills developed giving seminars in schools and guiding tours of the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Firenze, Italy)
    excellent teaching skills developed during three years as graduate teaching assistant at the Université Paris Sud (Orsay, France)

    Work Experience
    2015 - now Postdoctoral researcher, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (Orsay, France)
    Conducting three projects and involved in other two projects which are leading to excellent results published in top-rated journals. Also, opening external collaborations, I found new strategies for a better understanding of observational data. I am part of the core team for the European project DustPedia (dustpedia.com) and succeeding in developing the dust model which will be used by the whole collaboration. Ad hoc reviewer for the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) journal.
    2015 Postdoctoral researcher, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Florence, Italy)
    Opened a new collaboration with top-level researchers in Arcetri and Rome and led two scientific projects. By carefully planning the projects and setting monthly deadlines we achieved the outstanding result of publishing two scientific papers in Astronomy & Astrophysics in less than one year. Also, I developed one large (5000+ lines) Fortran code, which is relevant for my research team, completely renovating the older version.
    2011 - 2014 Doctoral research experience, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (Orsay, France)
    Project title: “Modelling Dust Processing and Evolution in Extreme Environments as seen by Herschel Space Observatory".
    During my PhD I also:
    developed Fortran, C++ and IDL codes relevant for my research team and community,
    presented my work in three seminars and nine talks in international conferences,
    published ten research papers (five of them as first author) in top-rated journals,
    taught Astrophysics and Numerical Methods (Fortran) courses ( 200 hours) at the Université Paris-Sud.
    2011 Internship, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (Orsay, France)
    Working on high-redshift galaxies to retrieve gas morphology and dynamics.
    2009 Internship, Universitá degli studi di Genova (Genova, Italy)
    Reconstruction of the path of  particles inside the ATLAS detector, C++ and ROOT coding.

    Education
    2010-2011 Master 2 Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NPAC) with specialisation in Cosmology at Université Paris-Sud (Orsay, France) - magna cum laude
    2009-2010 Master 1 Theoretical Physics at Università degli studi di Genova (Genova, Italy)
    2006-2009 Bachelor’s Degree Physics at Università degli studi di Genova (Genova, Italy) - summa cum laude

    Interests
    Mountaineering and trail running are my passion. These activities require decision making and teamwork as well as adaptation to severe conditions. I also enjoy photography as an amateur.

    Languages
    Italian: native language
    English: fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
    French: fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
     


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