CV: Ground segment system engineer



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 Date Submitted:09-09-2017
 Last Modified:26-09-2018 (07:16)
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 Current job:Ground segment system engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsMission Analysis, System engineering, Flight Dynamics, Ground segment system engineering


Sex Male | Date of birth 26/11/1990 | Nationality Italian



Mission analyst, System engineer, Flight dynamics engineer



05/2017–Present            NEXT ingegneria dei sistemi, Rome (Italy)

Ground segment system engineer 

Actually i am involved on project and offering activities regarding:

-Flight dynamics and mission control system design and developement for mini/nano satellite systems

-System Requirement identification according to ECSS-E-ST-10-06C standard

-System Architecture definition  according to ECSS-E-ST-10C standard

-Functional architecture definition

-External interfaces identification (NOAA, IGS, IERS, CDDIS, NORAD)

-Commercial/Open-source Mission operations/Flight dynamics software Trade-off analysis

-Propagator set-up according to ECSS-E-ST-10-04C Space enviornment standard

-Orbit and attitude data message description according to CCSDS standard (AEM-OEM)

-Cubesat technology analysis

-Cubesat commercial and scientific application identification

-Cubsat sub-systems performances analysis (AOCS, EPS, TT&C- Link and power budget implementation)

-Cubesat launch segment analysis: available launchers and launch providers, Dispensers interface

-Cubesat mission cost analysis assessment



05/2016–10/2016  ALI s.c.a.r.l, Naples (Italy)

System engineer

During this experience i continued working on the prjoects i was involved during the internship. In particual i have performed System engineering and project management activities as:

-​Definition and analysis of the system requirements

-Test bed definition

-WBS definition and WP allocation

-Business plan definition


12/2015–05/2016   Euro.Soft s.r.l, Naples (Italy)


Through the thesis work I carried out the Mass Budget, the Power Budget and the Link Budget of a capsule for a small mission to Mars. The work was part of  "Small Mars Satellite" ESA Project (Phase 0-A).

Mass Budget

-Satellite sub-system weight and size identification

-ESA policy of margin application

-Tsiolkovsky equation implementation and Propellant mass evaluation

-Final launcher payload capability verification

Power Budget

-Mean solar radiation evaluation during the journey to Mars

-Solar radiation evaluation on the Mars region selected

-Concept of operations definition

-Sub-system energy consumption  assesment

-Solar panels and battery sizing 

-final power budget verification  

Link Budget 

-Ground and satellite telecommunications system architecture identification  .

-link budget implementation

-Earth-Mars Data rate evaluation for both uplink and downlink


06/2015–11/2015    Universitary Intern, ALI s.c.a.r.l, Naples (Italy)

During this period i have been involved in several projects which provided me to acquire new competencies in in terms of:

-​Mission Analysis for satellite interplanetary applications

-Write proposals for ESA mission ( phase 0/A )

-Research for fundings ( HORIZON2020, ESA EMITS )

Beside of this i have increased my knowledge about deployable satellites and their applications​



11/2016–05/2018   Second university of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome (Italy)

II level Master in "Space technology and science", EQF level 8

Subjects of study: astrophysics, orbital mechanics, cosmology, space missions, space flight dynamics, space instruments, management and marketing strategies, system engineering​​

Mark: 110/110 Cum Laude

Thesis Topic: Defence/survaillance satellite mission for  Earth low-mid latitude regions monitoring

Orbit selection activity (orbital parameters selection according to coverage, revisit time, perturbation minimisation, ground track tollerance and maximum off-nadir angle requirements

Orbit control process assessment (DeltaV budget definition according to: Launcher injection error mitigation, atmospheric drag counter-action, collision avoidance and disposal)

Thesis title "Low-mid inclined orbit selection criteria and control assessment"​


09/2014–05/2016   University of Naples Federico II, Naples (Italy)

Master degree in aerospace engineering LM-20, class of master degrees in aerospace engineering and astronautics EQF level 7

Main subjects of study: Combustion, Business Administration, III Mathematical Analysis, Aircraft Aerodynamics, Aerospace Construction, Applied Mechanics, Dynamics and Flight Simulation, Space Systems, Avionics, Space Experiments, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Aircraft Maintenance

Thesis Topic: Design of a capsule for the "SMS" program (Small Mars Satellite) whose purpose is to develop a mission to Mars to be launched in 2024 on-board of an ESA launcher that shall land at Mars a small payload for scientific experiments. The thesis was elaborated during an internship at the Italian consortium ALI s.c.a.r.l

Mark: 110/110 Cum Laude

Thesis title "Design of a spacecraft for a small Mars mission"​


09/2009–12/2013   University of Naples Federico II, Naples (Italy)

Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering L-9, class of degrees in industrial engineering

EQF level 6

Subjects of study: Mathematical Analysis, Algebra And Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, Industrial Technical Drawing, Flight Stability and Manoeuvres, Aerodynamics, Gasdynamics, Theory Of Construction, Space Systems, Information Technology, Aerospace Materials Technology, Reliability And Quality, Catia CAD Drawer, Numerical Methods (Matlab), Aerospace Propulsion.

Thesis topic: Study of a double slot synthetic jet as inverter heat – sink from the informatics to the aerodynamic applications.​​


09/2004–07/2009    Pontano Institute, Naples (Italy)

Scientific high school diploma EQF level 4




Mother tongue(s):    Italian

Foreign language(s): English

Listening: B2

Reading: C1

Spoken interaction: C1

Spoken production: B2

Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


Communication skills

​Rapid learning and organisational autonomy, practicality, accuracy and curiosity at the same time allow me a rapid learning and the time and resources organisation.

Resistance to stress and capability to bear high working loads gained through a constant study during the academic years.

Flexibility and motivation in terms of professional growth with enthusiasm to learn.


Organisational / managerial skills

Natural inclination to the work group, capability to manage various demands related to different ages or personalities gained through 12 years of scouting​​


Technical skills and tools

Good skills in Microsoft Office™ tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Basic usage of Microsoft VISIO

Basic knowledge of OOP language JAVA (v.8, Netbeans as  IDE)

Good skills in Matlab usage 

Basic usage of CAD software Catia, FEM Analysis software FEMAP

Basic usage of SysML tool IBM Rhapsody

Basic usage of DOORS

Good skills in NASA Mission analysis tool GMAT

Satellite Tool Kit (STK) level 1 certification


Other skills

Sport High concentration capability obtained through the exercise of martial arts, in order to increase the psycho-physical balance and a possible self defence. Certified as open water Scuba ( up to 18 mt)

Music Guitarist and singer for 10 years​

Driving licence: A, B




"THE SMALL MARS SATELLITE: A EUROPEAN SMALL-SIZE MARS LANDER" 7th International Conference on Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications, SECESA 2016

E. Fantino, R. Aurigemma, D. de la Torre, P. DellAversana, L.Gramiccia, M. Grassi, C. Molfese, F. Paudice, F. Punzo, R. Savino.


E. Fantino, R. Aurigemma, D. de la Torre, P. DellAversana, L.Gramiccia, M. Grassi, C. Molfese, F. Paudice, F. Punzo, R. Savino​


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