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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:54:27 +0000
Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to reach at least one definition of space. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:32:51 +0000
As a founder and chief strategy officer of ATLAS Space Operations, a satellite data communications company that has been doing this very same thing for the past four years, you might think I’d be a little nervous to see Amazon enter the industry. But I’m not. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:56:03 +0000
With both the current Congress and his political career nearing their ends, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Dec. 10 he’s continuing to fight to extend operations of the International Space Station through the end of the next decade. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:27:02 +0000
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
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:17:23 +0000
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
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:50:51 +0000
Planet's employees, customers and investors paint a picture of a company growing steadily while seeking to dramatically expand the market for data captured via satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:15 +0000
Two consulting firms anticipate strong demand for commercial Earth observation products and services in the next decade as satellite constellations offer an increasing array of optical, radar, hyperspectral and video imagery and data. 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
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     Date Submitted:30-11-2018
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     Current job:Astrophysicist and Operation Astronomer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsAstrophysics Research Operations Data analysis Problem Solving Coding Conflict Management Communication Teamwork Leadership Initiative
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    ► EMPLOYMENT

    • European Southern Observatory (ESO Headquarters, Garching, Germany). September 2015 - present
         -> ESO Fellow. Independent researcher, Principal Investigator using the Very Large Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. Data analysis of spectroscopic and imaging samples. Supervision of PhD students. Initiator, organizer, and invited speakers of international conferences. Member of committees (selecting people or projects). Project planning including milestones and budgeting. Publications in high-impact astronomical journals.
         -> Operations Astronomer at the ESO Very Large Telescope, Chile. Specialized in spectrographs for very high-resolution, UV/VIS/NIR coverage, multi-object spectroscopy. Responsible for scientific observations, instrument operation, data quality certification, system verification. Monitoring instrument performance and long-run health, coordinating interventions with the engineering department. Working with diverse teams (scientists, engineers, different cultures). Handling failures and contingencies; problem solving/troubleshooting.
                         
    • Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel - Department of Particle Physics & Astrophysics. Nov 2012 - Jul 2015
         -> Koshland Prize Fellow. Member of the Palomar Transient Factory wide-field all-sky survey (science & operations). Research on transient astronomy (Superluminous Supernovae) and the Interstellar Medium
     
    • University of Iceland - Center for Astrophysics & Cosmology
         -> Postdoc research on the Interstellar Medium of small distant galaxies July 2011 - July 2012
         -> PhD research on Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) environments January 2008 - July 2011

    • ESO Santiago, Chile February - April 2009
          -> Director General Discretionary Fund visitor: project on GRB Rapid-Response Mode science
     
    • University of Leicester, UK July - September 2009
          -> Centre of Excellence for Space, Planetary and Astrophysics Research Training and Networking Education


     

    ► EDUCATION
    Italian habilitation for 2nd level Professorship July 2018
    PhD in Astrophysics - University of Iceland July 2011
    • Master in Astrophysics and Cosmology (110/110), University of Bologna December 2007
    • Trans Atlantic Science Student Exchange, U. of Calgary, Canada Sep 2005 - Jun 2006
    • Bachelor in Astronomy (105/110), University of Bologna December 2004


     
    ►  PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING
    • Leadership and Supervision (Coverdale OD Limited) October 2018
    • Project Management Fundamentals (Tiba Managementberatung GmbH) November 2017
    • Conflict Management (Coverdale OD Limited) September 2017
    • Presentation Skills (Mind & Vision Consulting LtD) February 2016



    ►  TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS
    • Enthusiasm. I feel enriched by working, and I can take initiative (e.g. I initiated international conferences and seminar series, or independent projects). I am also an energetic person, and a quick and eager learner.
    • Effective communication. Empathic conflict solver (e.g. I relieved tensions with peers and found mutual solutions, or I guided colleagues to ensure an healthy environment).
    • Teamwork. I have experience with both small teams and large multi-national collaborations. I found that cooperation, transparency, and sharing clear information among scientists and engineers was key for smooth operations at the VLT Observatory. I can nourish enthusiasm inside a team, but I am also proficient and comfortable in working independently.



    ►  TECHNICAL SKILLS
    • IDL
    • Matlab (intermediate)
    • UNIX shell
    • Data analysis
    • Astronomy Software
    • Telescope Operations


     

     LANGUAGES
    • Italian (fluent)
    • English (fluent)
    • German (intermediate)
    • Spanish (intermediate)
    • Icelandic (basic)

     


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