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China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday.
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Kevin O’Connell, director of the Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce, said the repository, called the Unified Data Library, is the first step in the transfer of some space situational awareness responsibilities as requested by the White House last year.
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The story of the Apollo program, the many heroes in the headlines and those behind-the-scenes, the unprecedented crisis and tragedies that were overcome to fulfill a martyred President’s bold promise, is a story as compelling as any great novel or Greek myth.
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NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station.
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The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center.
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:44 +0000
History is now repeating itself. President Trump has declared he wants to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 and then Mars by 2033. But, in other words, NASA is saying to Trump the same thing it said to Bush: “You can’t do your program until you do my program.”
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     Date Submitted:24-01-2019
     Last Modified:24-01-2019 (03:19)
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     Current job:Research Fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsSpace Systems, Systems Engineering, Technology Roadmapping, Risk Analysis, Lunar Missions, ...

    Nationality | Italian



    Research Fellow - Politecnico di Torino | Nov. 2018 - Current

    Technology Development Roadmaps for Space Exploration | ESA and industries's project to develop tools and models to establish the future technology roadmaps.

    Space Systems - Thales Alenia Space, ISAE-Supaero, University of Leicester | Nov. 2017 - Oct. 2018

    6-months internship within the SEEDS Specializing Master Programme | Mission design of the LUnar Propellant Outpost (LUPO) 30 years lifetime programme, pre-phase A study.
    Multiple reviews and Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) sessions at ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL.
    Main roles and activities: systems engineering, programmatics and timeline, risks assessment, technology development roadmap definition, project management for a 39 students working team.
    Publications at the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 2018: Lunar outpost sustaining human space exploration by utilizing in-situ resources with a focus on propellant production; International cooperation and general public involvement for future lunar missions; System architecture and gnc algorithms for lunar surface precision landing and transfer trajectories optimization

    Affiliate - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology | Sep. 2016 - Jul. 2017 | JPL Visiting Student Research Program - Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision, and Control Group
    Thermal Analysis of deployable solar reflectors for the lunar environment - NASA Innovative Advanced Concept
    Feasibility study of the lunar application for thermal storage solutions.
    Mentor: Adrian Stoica, Supervisor, Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision, and Control Group (347E)

    Mission Designer  | Politecnico di Torino | Feb. 2016 - Jun. 2016 | Team Project
    Mission design of an interplanetary CubeSats mission for asteroid exploration.
    In charge for the decision analysis processes, the architectures and ConOps trade-offs, the mission baseline and the mission timeline. Publication "Interplanetary CubeSats for Asteroid Exploration: Mission Analysis and Design", 10th IAA Symposium

    Thermal Analysis Group | Team DIANA for Google Lunar X-Prize | Oct. 2012 - Jul. 2015 | Student team, part of the Italian team Amalia
    Thermal control of a lunar rover by active and passive systems.
    Lunar thermal mapping and line-of-sight communication.

    Renewable Power Solutions | Green Energy Agricola | 2012 - 2013 | Private Industry
    Management and technical work on solar arrays, wind turbines, and public illuminations solutions.
    Key role on International affairs, part of a trade group in Brazil.


    2nd level Specializing Master in Space Exploration and Development Systems | Nov. 2017 - Oct. 2018
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy — ISAE of Toulouse, France — University of Leicester, UK.
    Human and robotic exploration of space and the related missions, systems, and technologies..
    Scholarship holder

    MS in Aerospace Engineering for Space Systems | Graduated on July 2017.
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
    Thesis: Lunar south pole thermal modeling and analysis. Satellite topographic data and terrain thermal properties integration.
    Advisors Sabrina Corpino, Politecnico di Torino; Adrian Stoica, NASA JPL.

    BS in Aerospace Engineering | Graduated on July 2014.
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
    Thesis: Heat exchange and thermal control of a lunar exploration rover.
    Advisors Umberto Lucia and Marco Carlo Masoero, Politecnico di Torino


    Lifecycle, Processes & Systems Engineering at NASA, JPL | May 2017
    Thermal Design at NASA, JPL | April 2017
    Requirements Development and Management at NASA, JPL | April 2017
    Mechanical Fabrication and Assembly at NASA, JPL | March 2017
    Quality Assurance of Hardware at NASA, JPL | March 2017
    Launch and Orbital Mechanics at NASA, JPL | February 2017
    Materials and Processes at NASA, JPL | February 2017
    Electronic Parts Engineering at NASA, JPL | December 2016
    Cleanroom Fundamentals Certification at NASA, JPL | November 2016
    JPL Critical Item (JCI) Handling at NASA, JPL | November 2016
    Reliability Analyses at NASA, JPL | November 2016
    Environmental Assurance at NASA, JPL | October 2016


    Languages Italian Native, English Fluent, Spanish Intermediate, French and Portuguese Basic

    Proficient | MS Project, OCDT Concorde, MATLAB and Simulink, C&R Thermal Desktop, GMAT, STK (Agi), AutoCAD, Siemens NX
    Familiar | SolidWorks, Blender, Adams, Patran and MSC Nastran, DOORS (IBM), Capella, Python, Comsol Multiphysics, Catia, Linux
    Beginner | C/C++, ROS, Fortran, Visual Basics, Embedded Systems

    Other Skills Technical writing, Leadership, Assertiveness, Problem solving, Decision making, 3D print

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