CV: Satellite Controller



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 Date Submitted:15-04-2015
 Last Modified:01-10-2015 (02:11)
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 Current job:Satellite Controller
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services

Work experience


Satellite Controller - SES Engineering S.a.r.l.

Luxembourg, June 2012 -present


Business sector: Satellite Operations

Responsibilities included: routine and contingency operations on a geostationary satellites fleet for communications purposes.

·         Acquired deep knowledge of different satellite buses design (Lockheed Martin and Airbus) especially focusing on AOCS and Communication Payload System.

·         Conducted satellite operations using multiple Ground Control Systems.

·         Quick and error-free response to satellites anomalies conducting live analysis and applying contingency procedures.

·         Improved teamwork skills cooperating in a 5-members team in order to maintain the traffic availability figures and to support payload transfers within the satellite fleet.

·         Developed good skills in detailed reporting, keeping track of satellite operations and anomalies.

·         Skills as trainer providing coaching sessions to satellite controllers about Communication Payload design and operations.


Internship - IMT s.r.l.

Rome (Italy), November 2010 – May 2011


Business sector: Space Systems Engineering

Responsibilities included: analysing project proposals in order to determine feasibility, cost, and realization time of space missions.

·         Feasibility study of a LEO datalink mission for maritime services

·         Presentation of a satellite mission for a Natural Disaster Alarm Network at FEDERLAZIO Association

·         Feasibility study of CubeSats Missions for remote areas datalink services


Internship - MAS Assembly Technology s.r.l.

Cesena (Italy), July-August 2005/2007


Business sector: Automatic Assembly Machines and Automation Systems for Industrial Applications

Responsibilities included for 2006-2007: Jr CAD Designer

·         2D/3D CAD design of mechanical components and assemblies for automated assembly machines

·         Acquired knowledge of Autodesk Inventor9 and AutoCAD

Responsibilities included for 2005: Purchase Department Assistant


Education and training

October 2009 – January 2012


Master’s Degree in Astronautic Engineering– Level 110/110 with honours

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Thesis: “Design and Implementation of an Innovative Deployable Solar Array System for CubeSat Applications” (“Progetto e realizzazione di un sistema innovativo di pannelli solari dispiegabili per CubeSat”)

The experience acquired working on my master thesis project has given me a complete overview of an industrial project evolution, starting from the feasibility analysis to the production phase.

October 2008 – June 2010


BEXUS-9 Programme, Member of COMPASS Team

ESA’s Education Office


Business sector: Educational Programme – Stratospheric Balloon Experiments



Experiment Layout Conception, Design and Realization of an Analogical Sun Sensor, Experiment Structure Design, Sun Sensor Data Post Processing

·         Competence in structural finite elements analysis with FEMAP software (Static Analysis, Natural Modes Analysis, Frequency Response)

·         Basic competence in PICs C-programming with the toolset MPLAB IDE as compiler

·         Basic competence in electronic boards design and prototype realization

·         Acquired teamwork skills collaborating in a team context and multicultural environment.

·         Improved communication skills presenting project reports to a technical and non-technical audience

·         Acquired team coordination and budget management skills

October 2006 – October 2009


Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering- Level 110/110 with honours

At Alma Mater Studiorum,

University of Bologna, Italy


Thesis: “COMPASS Experiment for the Stratospheric Balloon BEXUS-9: Mechanical Structure and Sun Sensor”

September 2001 – July 2006


High School Diploma in Science and Math– Level 100/100

Liceo Scientifico“Augusto Righi” Cesena (FC), Italy


Main subjects: Science, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Italian, English


Personal Skills and Competences




Italian - Mother Tongue




English– excellent command / highly proficient in spoken and written

French- basic communication skills / working knowledge


Technical Skills

and Competences



Microsoft Office, Matlab, Simulink, Satellite Tool Kit (STL)

CATIA v5, Inventor9, AutoCAD 2006

Basics in PICs C-programming using MPLAB IDE environment

Basic competence in electronic boards design

The experience acquired working on my master thesis project, has given me a complete overview of an industrial project evolution, starting from the feasibility analysis to the production phase


Publications, Congresses


·       Design and realization of an innovative deployable solar panel system for Cubesats
IAC 2012  -  Ref. IAC-12,C3,4,1,x14280

·       An innovative deployable solar panel system for Cubesats
Acta Astronautica - 19 Nov 2013

·       Compass: a Student Experiment for Magnetic Field Measurement on Stratospheric Balloon BEXUS-9
REXUS/BEXUS Experiment Results Symposium, DLR, Bremen, Germany, 23-25 June 2010

·       Contribution to Technical Report ASI_RA3_V1.0, 24 February 2010
ASI Contract “EduSAT Didactic Satellite”
Technical drawings realization for verification of satellite/launch-vehicle interface and virtual fit-check

Other skills


Oil and water colours painting

Artistic gymnastics

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