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Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
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The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
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The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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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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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
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     Date Submitted:01-02-2017
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     Current job:Researcher at University of Florida
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsFlight Dynamics, Mission analysis, Optimization, Spacecraft design, Atmospheric re-entry, Uncertainties propagation
    CV

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Italian: native proficiency;      English: professional working proficiency;  French: elementary proficiency

    WORK EXPERIENCE                          June 2014 - Dec 2014

    European Space Agency (ESA), Flight Dynamics Intern

    ATV Operational Management Team (OMT), Automated Transfer Vehicle Control Centre (ATV-CC), Centre Spatial de Toulouse, Toulouse, France.

    - Mission analysis support to ESA-OMT Flight Dynamics.

    - Analysis of the atmospheric destructive re-entry dynamics of the Automated Transfer Vehicle Georges Lemaitre (ATV-GL). Development of an independent method for the re-entry safety boxes estimation.

    EDUCATION

    Jan 2017 - Mar 2017

    University of Florida, Short-term research programme

    Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

    Research topic: floating robotic units final assembly to test ADR aimed GNC algorithms for close approach maneuvering and target capturing.

    Oct 2013 - July 2016

    Politecnico di Milano, Master of Science in Space Engineering,

    Department of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies (DAST), Milan, Italy,

    Cumulative GPA 3.80, weighted average 28.9/30, final mark 110/110 cum Laude,

    Main courses: Orbital Mechanics, Mission Analysis, System Engineering, Aerothermodynamics, Thermochemical propulsion, Spacecraft attitude control, Heat transfer, Optimization, Dynamics control.

    Oct 2010 - Sept 2013

    Politecnico di Milano, Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering,

    Department of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies (DAST), Milan, Italy.

    Cumulative GPA 3.94, weighted average 28.8/30, final mark 110/110 cum Laude,

    Main courses: Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Theoretical mechanics, Aerospace systems, Thermodynamics and heat transfer, Applied numerical analysis, Aerospace propulsion, Fluid dynamics, Structural analysis.

    Mar 2013

    Delft University of Technology, visiting student, Athens Programme

    Department of Applied Mathematics, Delft, the Netherlands.

    Intensive course: Introduction to Finite Elements and Algorithms.

    Sept 2005 - June 2010

    Liceo Scientifico Leonardo da Vinci, High school diploma, Grade 100/100, Reggio di Calabria, Italy.

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    Operating Systems:

    Generic Software:

    Technical Computing software:

    CAD and FEM software:

    CFD software:

    Visualization Tools for Space:

    Windows, Linux

    Microsoft Office™ Package (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Latex

    Matlab/Simulink, Fortran, Python, Scilab-CelestLab, Mathematica

    Solidworks, Solidedge, Inventor, Nastran, Patran, Abacus, Femap

    Gambit, Fluent

    Satellite Tool Kit, VTS (CNES), PrestoPlot, Google Earth

    PUBLICATIONS AND PROJECTS

    On-going submission:

    The definition of the Multistep Inputs' Statistics method for the computation of the safety re-entry area, 7th European Conference on Space Debris, 18-21 April 2017, ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany.

    Publications:

    Advanced Concepts for Moon Exploitation - A preliminary study on Lunar massive in-situ resource utilization to future space missions cost reduction, 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.

    Parabolic flight experiment to validate tethered-tugs dynamics and control for reliable space transportation applications, 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 26-30 September 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.

    Innovative method for the computation of safety boxes re-entry area based on the probability of uncertainities in the input parameters, 6th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques (ICATT), 14-17 March 2016, ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany.

    Earth-Moon multipurpose orbiting infrastructure, 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 14-18 February 2016, Napa, CA, United States.

    Large service structure in Earth-Moon L1: Feasibility, exploitation and technology needs, 1st ESA Moon 2020-2030 Symposium, 15-16 December 2015, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

    Large Depots to service Manned Mars Missions, 1st Symposium on Space Educational Activities, 9-12 December 2015, Padova, Italy.

    Earth-Mars fuel depots to support fast and heavy manned mission to Mars, 23rd AIDAA Conference, 17-19 November 2015, Torino, Italy.

    Projects:

    Aided Refueling DEpot NeTwork (ARDENT)

    University project, team leader for two weeks, 13 members team.

    Brief description: phase A study of a long term propellant depot to support fast and recurrent manned mission to Mars and develop on-orbit large structures.

    Responsibilities: Mission analysis including CR3BP rendezvous and proximity manoeuvres, interplanetary continuous thrust trajectories.

    Advanced Concepts for Moon Exploitation (ACME)

    ESA Moon Challenge, team leader, 11 members team.

    Brief description: phase 0 study of a Lunar based in situ resources utilization industry producing propellant and metallic structural elements for cis-lunar on-orbit assembly of operational satellites.

    Responsibilities: baseline definition, commercial plan analysis, mission analysis.

    SatLeash

    ESA Fly Your Thesis! 2016, 4 members team.

    Brief description: experiment aimed at investigating tethered satellite systems multibody dynamics, achieved through a reduced-scale floating model tested in microgravity environment (parabolic flight).

    Responsibilities: release mechanism design, integration and experiment set-up.

    PERSONAL SKILLS, INTERESTS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    Hard-working and motivated, able to deliver quality products in a timely manner. Fast learner, flexible to changing needs and excellent in team working.

    Interested in sport, football and swimming in particular. Living following the Scouting's ideology.
    Students' representative of Casa dello studente Leonardo da Vinci.


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