CV: Space Segment Maintenance Engineer


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 Date Submitted:31-10-2015
 Last Modified:17-05-2020 (08:06)
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 Current job:Space Segment Maintenance Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsFEM analysis, space trasportation system, Galileo,Spacecraft operation, SCOSS 2000, Galileo System Engineer,


1 Apr 2019–Present -  Space Segment Maintenance Engineer
DLR Gfr mbH, Weßling (Germany)

▪ Anomaly investigation
▪ Anomaly Report handling
▪ Support review board (for AR and NCR)
▪ Develop and support validaition of spacecraft anomaly recovery strategy and workarounds
▪ Maintenance of and update operation documentation (e. g. User Manual and Known anomaly database
▪ Lifetime analysis and assessment of performance degradation
▪ Spacecraft Engineering and Performance analysis
▪ Support improvement of Space Segment Maintenance Tool and Process
▪ Coordination with external agencies (GSA and ESA)
▪ Coordination with Spacecraft Manufacturer (OHB and Airbus)

8 Sep 2019–28 Oct 2019 Support BID preparation
DLR Gfr mbH, Weßling (Germany)

▪ Production of techical documentation for the BID proposal
▪ Risk analysis and production of risk register

1 Jul 2017–30 Jun 2019 Spacecraft Operation Engineer for AOCS/EPS/TCS in Galileo Flight Control Team
DLR Gfr mbH, Weßling (Germany)

▪ Preparation and validation of Flight operational Procedure
▪ Procedure development for a new ASW
▪ Provide support in SCTCs (ASW 2.1 campaign) and simulations
▪ Production of training materials
▪ Anomaly report creation
▪ Support of routine and contingency operations during IOT and Routine phase
▪ On-call support in case of anomalies affecting AOCS/EPS or TCS subsystems

1 Jul 2016–30 Jun 2017 Spacecraft and Ground Controller
DLR Gfr mbH, Weßling (Germany)

▪ Perform automated and manual routine contact for Galileo Constellation
▪ Provide spacon support during simulation and during L8 special operation
▪ Monitor ground assets and perform regular health checks to ensure operational readiness
▪ Support ground operation according to pre-defined procedure
▪ Initialization of the first incident response step according to pre-defined procedure in case of anomaly affecting space, ground or security asset

1 Jul 2015–31 Dec 2015 Intern - Structural Engineer for Vega C
Avio s.p.a, Colleferro (Italy)

1. Perform a trade – off design analysis for the base cover of Vega C. Analyze different configuration and different materials (aluminium, carbon-epoxy fabric, and sandwich) in order to realize a preliminary design of the base cover to be used in the A1 and A2 stage of Vega C.
▪ Structural linear analysis, modal analysis, buckling analysis with Nastran/Patran tool
▪ Perliminary non-linear analysis with Dytran for the thermal blanket
▪ Cost analysis
▪ Grip joint design
▪ Production of documentation to be used for Vega C PDR
2. Develop a new design in carbon – epoxy fabric for the MLI support used in Vega Launcher in order to minimize the cost.
▪ Structural linear analysis, modal analysis, buckling analysis with Nastran/Patran tool
▪ Cost analysis
▪ Preparation of change proposal documentation
3. Perform a preliminary design analysis for the raceways to be used in VEGA C using carbon epoxy fabric materials instead of aluminium in order to have a simpler design.
▪ Structural linear analysis, modal analysis, buckling analysis with Nastran/Patran tool


01/11/2014–31/12/2015 Second level Master in Space Transportation Systems
University of Rome "La Sapienza"

▪ Individual coursework (liquid rocket engine design coursework with Matlab tool, Ecosimpro coursework for a LRE systems design, Nastran – Patran static and dynamic analysis coursework)
▪ 6 months of Stage in an aerospace society
▪ 4 months lessons in Rome and 1 months in the most important aerospace centre in Europe (VKI - Gasdynamic experiment, ESA - CDF, CNES - GNC, Cira)

30 Sep 2011–20 Jan 2015 Master degree in space engineering
University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Thesis: Design and realization of a cubesat in composite materials. Static and dynamic structural analysis has been performed with FEM simulator (Adina), and the cubesat has been realized at the university laboratory of Aerospace Composite.
Thesis advisor: Paolo Gaudenzi

30 Sep 2007–19 Jul 2011 Bachelor degree in aerospace engineering
Thesis: new generation thermal barrier coatings for aircraft engine


Mother tongue(s):  Italian
English C1
French A2

Informatic skills:
▪ Very good knowledge of Office
▪ Good knowledge of FE simulator like Patran/Nastran for linear static analysis, modal analysis and buckling analysis
▪ Good knowledge of operational tools: Scoss 2000, C-Sim and Mois
▪ Basic knowledge of Matlab, Beast, Ecosimpro and STK


Y. Di crescenzio, "Battery handling strategy during eclipse on Galileo Constellation", ESPC-2019


▪ Project Management Compact Training - Nov. 2019
▪ Innovaction Lab - 2014 : start-up development laboratory
▪ CVA Summer School - July 2011: Partecipation to the 12th edition of the CVA summer school focused on Vega Launcher evolution and on space transportation systems.
▪ ECDL - Office and Internet basic course - 2006

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