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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:19:55 +0000
Lawmakers in the House passed reforms to the national security space enterprise, including the creation of a Space Corps, in our FY18 defense bill. The legislation received broad bipartisan support in the House, so it will be interested to see how Democrats treat the issue. Is their support for these reforms predicated on whether or not they’re endorsed by President Trump?
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:30:04 +0000
Earth observation company Planet plans to acquire Boundless Spatial Inc., a geospatial software specialist “to accelerate the adoption by government and enterprise customers of commercial geospatial information services,” said Robbie Schingler, Planet co-founder and chief strategy officer.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:52:46 +0000
A privately funded Israeli lunar lander originally built for a prize competition is now complete and ready for launch in early 2019.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:04:06 +0000
Lord said Virgin Orbit is "an example of the type of companies I think we need to cultivate.”
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:48:12 +0000
When the world watched Neil Armstrong take that one small step onto the lunar surface almost 50 years ago, no one could have dreamed how space would one day become an integral part of daily life on earth.
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:38:20 +0000
Blue Origin plans to conduct the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 18 as the company moves closer to flying people into space.
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:50:25 +0000
Swedish startup Ovzon, which in October bought a Falcon Heavy launch from SpaceX, has now purchased a satellite for that mission from Maxar Technologies’ Space Systems Loral division.
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:47:05 +0000
As the Commerce Department works on plans to take over civilian space traffic management responsibilities, the U.S. Air Force is making more data available on the positions of military satellites.
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:10:40 +0000
The Air Force has not determined when it might allow reused hardware instead of brand-new Falcon 9 Block 5 rockets.
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:21:38 +0000
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. 16 on a mission funded by NASA as the company looks ahead to more frequent launches in the next year.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:18:58 +0000
The NASA Advisory Council has recommended that NASA review its existing planetary protection guidelines to balance the needs of science and exploration, an effort that could set the stage for a similar revision at the international level.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:24:23 +0000
While some question whether Virgin Galactic’s latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:30:05 +0000
Business Finland, a Finnish trade and economic development agency, awarded a 10 million Euro ($11.36 million) grant to radar satellite operator ICEYE.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:55:51 +0000
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next year.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:54 +0000
A DARPA team will “inventory the DoD space-based command-and-control capabilities, identify critical gaps, deficiencies and inefficiencies in our existing architectures."
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:16:47 +0000
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the first satellites demonstrated better than expected performance.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:17:16 +0000
The first GPS 3, known as SV01, is the first of an entirely new design of GPS satellite that has three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities, according to Lockheed Martin.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:48:38 +0000
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation for a Dec. 18 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:46 +0000
Once lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen out."
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:57 +0000
Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date, exceeding one altitude often used as the boundary of space.
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     Date Submitted:21-02-2017
     Last Modified:21-02-2017 (10:40)
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     Current job:PostDoc
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism

    Personal information
    Date of birth: 05/04/1986
    Nationality: Italian

    Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Nov. 2013 – Nov. 2016
    Sapienza University of Rome (Dept. of Mechanics and Aeronautics)
    Thesis: A shock-fitting technique for two-dimensional unsteady flows on unstructured grids
    Date of the defense of the Ph.D.: 08/02/2017
    Supervisor: Prof. R. Paciorri
    Advisor: Prof. C. M. Casciola

    Second level Master in Space Transportation Systems
    Feb. 2012 – Dec. 2012
    Sapienza University of Rome
    Thesis: Solid rocket motor’s internal fluid dynamics: fluid-structure interaction
    Date of the defense of the Master: 20/01/2013
    Supervisor: Dott. F. Paglia
    Advisor: Prof. F. Nasuti

    Master in Space Engineering
    Sapienza University of Rome
    Thesis: Modeling and simulation of base flows in subsonic regime
    Date of the defense of the Master: 20/02/2012
    Supervisor: Prof. R. Paciorri Sept. 2008 – Feb. 2012
    Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering
    Sapienza University of Rome
    Thesis: Ablative materials: types and characterization
    Date of the defense of the Bachelor: 20/12/2008
    Supervisor: Prof. G. Rinaldi Sept. 2005 – Dec. 2008

    Visiting researcher
    Jun. – Jul. 2015
    NASA Ames, Wescoat Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
    • Implement a boundary version of the shock-fitting technique onto the high-order finite differences NASA code ADPDIS3D
    Supervisors: Dott. H. C. Yee, Dott. D. Kotov and Prof. B. SjogreenVisiting researcher
    Mar. – Jun. 2015
    INRIA, 200 Avenue de la Vieille Tour, 33405 Talence, France
    • Coupling of a shock-fitting algorithm with the Residual Distribution (RD) INRIA code RD-RK2 for the study of unsteady two-dimensional flows on moving and deforming unstructured grids with an Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) formulation
    Supervisors: Dott. M. Ricchiuto and Prof. R. Paciorri
    Research assistant
    May – Dec. 2013
    AVIO, Corso G. Garibaldi 22, 00034, Colleferro, Italy
    • Pressure oscillations numerical simulations of P80 Vega Solid Rocket Motor (SRM)
    • Aerothermodynamic numerical simulations on Vega launcher fairing
    Supervisor: Dott. F. Paglia
    Technical consultant
    Feb. – Apr. 2013
    NHAZCA, Via Cori snc, 00177, Rome, Italy
    • Algorithms development and implementation for terrestrial and satellite interferometric radar applications (SAR, TinSAR, DinSAR)
    Jun. – Jul. 2004
    INFN, Via E. Fermi, 00044, Frascati, Italy
    • Homogeneity measurements of a MultiWire Proportional Chamber (MWPC)
    Supervisor: Dott. M. Anelli

    OS: Linux (openSUSE, Ubuntu, Kali), Windows
    Programming languages: Fortran (77/2008), C/C++, MPI, OpenMP, Matlab, Mathematica
    Scripting languages: Linux shell (bash, ksh, csh, tsch), Perl, Python
    Document processors: Tex/Latex, Lyx, Office
    Fluid dynamic solvers: CFD++, Fluent, OpenFOAM, SU2, COOLFluid, FronTier++, Overture and in-house developed codes
    Mesh generators Triangle, Tetgen, Delaundo, Yams, Gmsh, GRUMMP, mmg3d
    Visualization tools: Tecplot, Gnuplot, VisIt, ParaView, HDF5
    Foreign languages: Italian (mothertongue), proficient in English (C1), basic knowledge of French and Spanish (A1), basic/intermediate knowledge of Russian (A2).

    L. Campoli, P. Quemar, A. Bonfiglioli and M. Ricchiuto, Shock-fitting and predictor-corrector explicit ALE Residual Distribution (publishing in 2017).A. Bonfiglioli, R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, Unsteady shock-fitting for unstructured grids. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 2015.

    A. Bonfiglioli, R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, V. De Amicis, M. Onofri, Development of an unsteady Shock-fitting technique for unstructured grids. 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW30), July 19-24, 2015, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
    R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, Numerical Simulations of Flows Past the IXV Capsule. 5th International ARA Days, May 18-20, 2015, Arcachon, France.
    A. Bonfiglioli, R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, Unstructured shock-fitting calculations of transonic turbomachinery flows. Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Turbomachinery Fluid dynamics & Thermodynamics ETC11, March 23-27, 2015, Madrid, Spain.
    A. Bonfiglioli, R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, (2014). An unsteady shock-fitting technique for unstructured grids. In Onate, E., Oliver, J., and Huerta, A., editors, 6th. European Congress on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD VI), pages 4864–4872, Barcelona, Spain. ECCOMAS, International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
    M. Onofri, R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, A. Bonfiglioli, An unsteady shock-fitting technique for unstructured grids. 21st International Shock Interaction Symposium ISIS21, August 3-8, 2014, Riga, Latvia.

    Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space UniversitieS (PEGASUS), 2012.

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