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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:25:18 +0000
Rogers: Whether you call the new branch a Space Corps or a Space Force is not all that important.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:45:26 +0000
A report released by the White House June 20 outlines a set of goals to address the small but “high-consequence” threat posed by near Earth objects (NEOs), but does not commit to spending more money to achieve them.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:52:56 +0000
Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James: "The Air Force and the DoD have to come up with something to back up what the president said.”
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China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus averting a similar scenario to the uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 earlier this year.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:13:10 +0000
Those who loathe or love a Space Force “separate but equal” to the Air Force must think and act decisively and quickly. Regardless of whether the Space Force actually materializes, deliberation alone could finally spring us into action to deal with the looming threat of space Pearl Harbor.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:12:05 +0000
An advisory group dubbed the “think tank” for the National Space Council formally kicked off its work June 19 with a broad but vague mandate to study space policy issues.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:08:21 +0000
Fleet operators SES and Intelsat asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to extend the deadline for their customers to register C-band dishes before the commission decides on the band’s future use.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.”
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities.
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications."
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time.
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial 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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