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 Date Submitted:06-09-2013
 Last Modified:06-09-2013 (02:29)
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 Current job:Aerospace Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 Keywords* Systems Engineering & Mission Analysis * STK (Orbit Modelling Software) * Remote Sensing & Coverage Analysis * Rarefied Aerodynamic Modelling * Orbital Mechanics * Concepts Generation and 3D CAD design
CV

Personal Profile
As a highly-motivated aerospace engineer within the space sector, I have experience in the fields of space mission analysis, satellite systems engineering and remote sensing. Taking part to Earth Observation and interplanetary phase A studies with major players of the space industry made me develop a valuable and broad technical skill set. Particular interests are focused towards orbit mechanics and rarefied aerodynamic modelling. I am extremely passionate about space and a strong believer of the need to expand the world’s space capabilities.

Career Objective
Looking to secure a position in the space industry, where I can bring technical value and develop current skill set further.

Education
Masters Degree – Space Studies – Cum Laude 2012-2013
International Space University, Strasbourg, France
Gave a wide overview of the space sector. Courses included: Space Systems Engineering, Space Sciences, Space Applications, Space Management & Business, Space Policy, Space Economics & Law.

Bachelors and Masters Degree – Aerospace Engineering 2008-2012
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Courses included: Advanced Space Systems, Applied Aerodynamics, Aerospace Propulsion, Aerospace Structures and Materials, Systems and Control Engineering

European Baccalaureate
2004-2008

European School of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Professional and Leadership Experience
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California - Internship         2013 to Aug 2013
Research Scholar, Mission Design Division May
I worked as a system engineer in the Mars Sample Return mission. Tasks included pre phase-A concepts generation & design and orbit modelling in matlab. I wrote a technical report outlining my results and presented them to the Mission Design Division at NASA Ames.


International Space University, Strasbourg, France- Full Time         Oct 2012 to May 2013
Mars-X Project Manager
Project manager of a team of 27 members. Mars-X is a project involving an alternative holistic approach towards exploring Mars from its moons. Sponsored by NASA and Lockheed Martin. Presented to numerous conferences and institutions, including NASA HQ, NASA Ames, JPL and ESA.


University of Bristol, Bristol, UK - Part Time        Apr 2012 
STK Teaching Assistant
Supervised 80 space systems engineering students during an STK instructional workshop. I advised master level students on questions ranging from general orbital mechanics and astronomy to the STK software.

SES Astra, Luxembourg - Internship      Jul 2011 (3 weeks)
Telecom Satellite Operator
Worked in the Business Development division, mapping and digitalising the uplink and downlink radiofrequencies and orbital ephemeris of communication satellites to update the in-house database.


University of Bristol, Bristol, UK - Full Time      Oct 2010 to May 2011
Head of Mission Analysis
Designed an Earth Observation satellite in collaboration with EADS Astrium. My task consisted in using various engineering approaches and software to define the satellite's mission.

Papers

Grasso, A. 2013. Ultra-Low Orbit on Mars for Gravity Field Measurements and Atmospheric Sensing Applications (Unpublished).

Grasso, A. 2012. Feasibility Study of an Ultra-Low Altitude Hyperspectral Micro-Satellite. 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Napoli, 1-5 October 2012. IAC-12-E2.1.6.

Honours and Awards
Edmon Brun award for the best student paper at the 63rd International Astronautical Congress
Oct 2012
L'association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France

Scholarship to attend the International Space University
Sep 2012
European Space Agency

Winner of the 2012 UK student paper competition
Jun 2012
British Interplanetary Society

Other Skills
Languages: Italian (Mother Tongue), English (Fluent), French (Fluent)
Computing: * Excellent Knowledge: Microsoft Office, Systems Tool Kit (STK), Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) at the International Space University
* Good Knowledge: 3D CAD (Autodesk Inventor), C/C++, Matlab, Simulink
* Basic Knowledge: Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DS2V), Finite Element Analysis

Interests
Space: Attended and presented at numerous conferences, workshops and events related to space. Active advocator and promoter of space.
Sports: Practised professional football, swimming and diving. Enjoy running.


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