CV: GALILEO Operations Engineer



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 Date Submitted:11-03-2012
 Last Modified:05-10-2016 (07:47)
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 Current job:GALILEO Operations Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsMultidisciplinary (AOCS, propulsion, electrical AIT), space operations, launch campaign operations, objective oriented, strong team worker, demonstrated leadership, sense of initiative




Sept. 2015 - current

Galileo Ground Operations Engineer

AKKA @ Telespazio (Fucino – Piero Fanti Space Centre)

Preparation and execution of ground operations for Spacecraft Compatibility Test Campaigns (SCTC)

Galileo Control System (GCS-I) operational validation (testing at element, system and inter-site level; GCS - GMS interfaces)

Automated Flight Operational Procedure development (“FOP Re-engineering”)

Anomaly reporting, tracking and coordination across multiple sites

Implementation and test of configuration change requests (CCR)

Identification of improvements for ground segment operations, maintenance and processes

Planning and coordinating L1 maintenance activities; liaising with L1 maintenance team and local engineering support teams



Sept. 2014 – March 2015

(7 months)

Mission Analyst

Vitrociset Spa (Rome)

Launch Centre preliminary architecture definition

Launch system mission analysis, conceptual design (mass budget) and pre-assessment study

G/S coverage, trajectory analysis (STK)

Launch system requirements definition



May 2014 – Sept 2015

(1.5 years)

AIT/AIV Engineer

Vitrociset Spa (Rome / Kourou – Guyana Space Centre)

In the framework of the ESA’s Launchers Exploitation Accompaniment Program (LEAP), for the Vega  Ground Control System (BCV) I am responsible for:

Ground hardware and software assembling, integration and testing

definition of test setups and tools (automatic procedures, digital electronic instruments)

requirements management (DOORS)

test plans and test procedures definition, execution (both at FAT and OSAT), test reporting

anomalies reporting (JIRA)

operational team training

onsite technical support and troubleshooting

Participation at ESA’s Test Readiness Review (TRR), Test Review Boards (TRB)



Apr 2015 - June 2015


Jan 2014 - May 2014

Ground System Launch Campaign Responsible VV05 - Sentinel 2A


Ground System Launch Campaign Responsible  VV03 - KazEOSat-1

Vitrociset Spa (Kourou – Guyana Space Centre)

In this role I acted as focal point for the Vega ground system during launch campaigns:

coordination with external entities acting at the spaceport (CNES, ESA, industries)

direct interface with the customer (Arianespace) at all levels up to launch director

launch campaign specifications analysis and assessment of implementation into operational procedures

launch campaign ground operations preparation and execution :

launcher interfaces validation (electrical, RF, 1553-bus)

EGSE configuration and setup

command and acquisition chains functional tests

test data processing (Matlab)



Jan 2013 – May 2014

(1.5 years)

Vega Ground Operations Team Leader

Vitrociset Spa (Kourou – Guyana Space Centre)

Responsible of the Vega ground system team (4 people):

team organization and priorities definition (planning, training)

technical head for the ground system activities (operations, validation, maintenance)

Responsible for the team operating in compliance with security, safety and quality requirements

Participation to anomaly review board (ARB): analysis, investigations plans and corrective actions definition

Customer quarterly reports (budget and technical reports)

attained 20% annual cost reduction by preventive maintenance plan optimization

Configuration change proposals and participation to configuration change review boards (CCB)

Participation to the ground system evolutions development reviews



July 2012 – Dec 2012

(6 months)

Ariane5 Ground Operations Engineer

Vitrociset Spa (Kourou – Guyana Space Centre)

launch campaigns ground operations for VA209 to VA212

launcher electrical interfaces validation and functional tests

nominal and contingency operational procedures writing and execution

Software Configuration management



Oct. 2011 – Jan 2012

(4 months)

Trainee at ESA-ESTEC, Propulsion Division

European Space Agency-ESTEC, Noordwijk (NL)

Master’s thesis on modeling and simulation of chemical space propulsion systems.

development of a new combustion chamber model with film cooling for the ESPSS libraries (Matlab, EcosimPro)







Jan. 2012 – Dec . 2012

Post graduate course in Space Transportation Systems

EQF: 8

La Sapienza University in collaboration with TUM, ParisTech, Supaero, ISAE

Mission Analysis: preliminary design of a cubesat (system design, mass, power, link budgets)

Space Structures: Dimensioning of Vega's forth stage (AVUM): system mission analysis, launch loads derivation from the launcher user's manual; FEM iterative dimensioning of the structural parts of the AVUM basing on the quasi-static loads, modal analysis (Software: Femap, Nastran, Matlab)



Master of Science in Space Engineering

Grade: 110 cum laude/110

EQF: 7

La Sapienza University of Rome

MoS Final Thesis: “A System Approach for Modelling and Simulation of Combustion chambers with Film Cooling" Keywords: Liquid Rocket Engines Systems Transient Modelling, Film Cooling, Heat Exchange. (EcosimPro, Matlab)

Spacecraft Dynamics: development of attitude control algorithms for a space multibody system (robotic arm) and control law parameters optimization (Matlab)

Orbit determination: Development of an algorithm for orbit determination (initial position and gravitational parameter) from a set of range measurements by means of the weighted least square method (Matlab)

Thermal analysis: Thermal loads derivation and thermal-stress analysis (Adina)


July 2011

Community of Ariane Cities Summer School


Community of Ariane Cities

International summer course focused on space systems and team working



Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering

EQF: 6

La Sapienza University of Rome

BEng Final Project: “Computation of the Statistical Energy Analysis Parameters using the Power Injection Method" (Keywords: Finite Element Method, Statistical Energy Analysis, High Frequency Structures Dynamics); Software used: AuoSEA, Femap, Nastran, Matlab





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