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     Date Submitted:11-02-2018
     Last Modified:21-10-2018 (09:03)
    Job information
     Current job:Aerospace Engineer (Flight dynamics - Mission Analysis)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems
     KeywordsFlight Dynamics Orbital Mechanics Mission Analysis AOCS
    Personal profile
    I am a highly motivated space engineer with competences in flight dynamics, attitude determination and control, and propulsion. The experiences made during my studies have given me the opportunity to develop resilience and flexibility, and to strengthen my teamwork and communication abilities. I am a quick learner and I find myself at ease in understanding problems in context while working on the solutions with the big picture in mind. I am passionate about space and spaceflight and I am currently looking for new inspiring and challenging opportunities in space-related projects.


    Professional experience
    06/2018-present Thales Alenia Space / Internship

    Involved in system level mission and operations analysis for optimal orbital transfer and orbit maintenance strategies of missions using low-thrust propulsion systems
    Work environment: Matlab, STK, ODTK, GMAT, Fortran language    
    08/2017-present BIS-Italia / Software developer

    Participated in the design, development and testing of the BIS (British Interplanetary Society) Apollo CSM Flight Control System Simulator
    Work environment: GNU/Linux, Python                     
    05/2016-12/2016  DLR-GSOC - Flight Dynamics Group (German Space Operations Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany) / Internship

    Worked as a member of the team analysing and implementing recent empirical atmospheric models in the in-house operational orbit determination and propagation software, assessing their impact on the orbit solutions for a set of satellites and undertaking a performance comparison. Produced regular written and oral reports
    Work environment: GNU/Linux, Fortran language, BASH scripting, Matlab                   
    09/2008-02/2009  ESA ESMO mission Flight Dynamics group A1 / Team member

    Participated in the phase B1 study of the ESA ESMO (European Student Moon Orbiter) mission as part of the Sapienza - University of Rome team, contributing to the design and development of the trajectory analysis and optimization software
    Work environment: Matlab/Simulink


    October 2017-present 2nd level Master in Space Science and Technology / University of Rome Tor Vergata
    May 2017 MSc Space Engineering / Sapienza - University of Rome

    Final grade
    : 109/110
    Thesis title: Implementation and performance comparison of atmospheric density models: impact on the orbit solutions of GRACE-1, Sentinel-1A, TerraSAR-X
    December 2007 BSc Aerospace Engineering / Sapienza - University of Rome 

    Thesis title: Space flight mechanics and methods for space trajectories optimization


    Other working experience
    2008-2016 and 2017-present  Hours in Motion SAS and G&G s.n.c. / Private tutor 
    Teaching scientific subjects both in Italian and in English, developing good communication skills and an engaging and rigorous teaching style
    2004-2009 Sailing and regatta instructor 
    Responsible for mentoring and coaching small to medium sized groups, both in Italy and during international sailing events (Tall Ships Races)
    2004-2009 Conference secretariat assistant 
    Team member responsible for venue organization in various international conferences in Italy (STRINGS 2009 among others) and abroad. The position required ability to work in a team, plan in advance and being resourceful in dealing with issues in real time


    Computer skills
    Programming languages Matlab/Simulink, Fortran, Python             (good command)
    C, Java                                                     (basic knowledge)
    SW packages AGI STK, GMAT, ADINA, Visual Studio 
    OS Windows, Mac OS X, GNU Linux (Ubuntu, OpenSuSe) 
    Office automation  Microsoft Office package, OpenOffice, LaTeX, Photoshop
    Basic knowledge in Web development and design
    Courses and certifications  - STK Comprehensive course (AGI - Stevenage, UK, October 2009)
    - Introduction to modern Fortran and Debugging and optimization for scientific applications (CINECA-PRACE - Rome, March-April 2016)


    Italian Mother tongue
    English Proficient
    German Pre-intermediate
    French Elementary
    Certifications  Cambridge English BULATS certificate (09/2017):
    Reading, listening and language knowledge Writing Speaking
    C2 C1 C1 high


    March 2018 Analysis of solar activity impact on themospheric density during the ESA GOCE mission
    Sun-Climate Symposium 2018, Lake Arrowhead, California - Poster
    April 2017 Atmospheric density models comparison and impact on orbit solutions of GRACE-1, Sentinel-1A, TerraSAR-X
    19th EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria - Oral presentation


    Other interests
    Aircraft restoration Involved in the restoration of historical Italian aircraft, some of them currently displayed at the Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna di Valle, Rome
    Space outreach Involved in space exploration-related activities and projects with BIS-Italia, the Italian branch of the British Interplanetary Society. Actively participated in educational events at ASI (Italian Space Agency), ESA ESRIN, New Scientist Live (London, 2017)
    Music Baritone in the national mountain infantry association choir in Rome, Coro ANA Roma, since 2007, singing in many concerts throughout Italy and in the USA. Appointed member of the choir governing committee in 2015. Responsible for association management, planning of activities and concerts
    Sailing and sports Qualified skipper and yachtsman. Sailed and participated in regattas around Europe since childhood, both as crew member and instructor. I also enjoy gymnastics, canoeing and rock climbing


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