CV: EPS-SG Simulations Officer, Simulator Technical Officer and Operations Preparation Engineer at EUMETSAT


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 Date Submitted:28-05-2009
 Last Modified:14-11-2017 (02:15)
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 Current job:EPS-SG Simulations Officer, Simulator Technical Officer and Operations Preparation Engineer at EUMETSAT
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within a month
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsSpacecraft, Ground, System Engineering and Operations Spacecraft and Ground Operations Training and Simulations Campaigns Operations Preparation, Training and Rehearsals Training of Flight, Ground Operations and Shift Teams LEOP, Commissioning and In-
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POSITION

EPS-SG Simulations Officer, Simulator Technical Officer and Operations Preparation Engineer at EUMETSAT

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

January 2015 - Present

EPS-SG Simulations Officer, Simulator Technical Officer and Operations Preparation Engineer

EUMETSAT, Eumetsat Allee 1, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany, www.eumetsat.int

Consultancy support in the field of system engineering to contribute to the definition and operation preparation of EPS second generation (EPS-SG).

Member of the EPS-SG Ops Prep Integrated Team (OPIT) at EUMETSAT involved in supporting the development of the EPS-SG system. The support includes general Operation Preparation aspects and focuses on Simulator procurement support and Simulator officer.

Report to the EPS-SG Operation Preparation Manager in the LEO Division.

Operation Preparation definition and coordination focusing System Operation aspects.

Support SSST Simulator procurement and development team by providing Operation expertise over the project life cycle and during reviews.

Support FOM developments with SSST and industry via SSST. Contribute to Joint Operation Plan and Operation Interface Control Documents.

Support definition of anomaly processing workflow with SSST and follow it.

Define and put into place EUMETSAT MetOp-SG simulator and simulations campaigns Anomaly Reporting and NCR processing.

Support SSST for Simulator factory acceptance testing and integration to MCS.

Manage SIM scenarios and support Ops Prep Simulations and SSVT validation.

Define the nominal and contingency satellite simulator scenarios to ensure proper training of the teams involved in EUMETSAT simulation campaigns and SIOV/routine operations rehearsals.

Provide support to Spacecraft Ops Engineers in anomaly investigation phases and recovery procedures testing (Simulation versus Satellite expertise).

Ensure team training on Simulator usage.

Plan, schedule, prepare and conduct the Rehearsal Sessions including involvement of external support team.

Coordinate with Training Officer to assess Operational readiness of operation teams.

Ensure proper training of Simulator deputy within routine operation team.

Focal point in the OPIT Team for coordination and interactions with SSST and external partners.

Maintain Simulator operation guide and associated technical documentations.

Participate in the EPS Simulations Campaigns and Rehearsals.

Preparation of the EPS-SG Simulations and Rehearsals Campaigns Plans.

Support the Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 (JCS-S6) Ops Prep Integrated Team for the JCS-S6 Reference Operations Plan (ROP), Mission Operations Concept Document (MOCD), Central Software (CSW), Simulator (SIM) procurement and Software Requirements Specifications (SRS) with the European Space Agency (ESA) at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC).

Business or sector  Spacecraft, Ground, System Engineering and Mission Operations  

 

 

January 2015 - Present

Simulations Officer and Senior Engineer

 

LSE Space GmbH (An SSC Company), Robert Bosch Strasse 7, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany, www.lsespace.com

October 2012 – December 2014

GALILEO Constellation Operations Training and Simulations Manager

DLR GfR mbH (A DLR Company for Space Applications), Galileo Control Center, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Münchener Strasse 20, 82234 Wessling, Germany, www.dlr.de/gfr

February 2012 – December 2014

GALILEO Constellation Operations Simulations Officer

DLR GfR mbH (A DLR Company for Space Applications), Galileo Control Center, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Münchener Strasse 20, 82234 Wessling, Germany, www.dlr.de/gfr

February 2012 – December 2012

GALILEO Constellation Spacecraft Operations Senior Engineer

DLR GfR mbH (A DLR Company for Space Applications), Galileo Control Center, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Münchener Strasse 20, 82234 Wessling, Germany, www.dlr.de/gfr

July 2012 – September 2012

GALILEO Constellation Operations Deputy Training Manager

DLR GfR mbH (A DLR Company for Space Applications), Galileo Control Center, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Münchener Strasse 20, 82234 Wessling, Germany, www.dlr.de/gfr

August 2011 – January 2012

GALILEO Constellation Payload Operations Senior Engineer

DLR GfR mbH (A DLR Company for Space Applications), Galileo Control Center, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Münchener Strasse 20, 82234 Wessling, Germany, www.dlr.de/gfr

August 2011 – January 2012

Senior Spacecraft Operations Engineer

 

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH (A Finmeccanica/Thales Company), Europaplatz 5, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany, www.telespazio-vega.de

April 2008 – August 2011

Interplanetary Missions Spacecraft Operations and Simulations Engineer

ESA - European Space Agency, ESOC - European Space Operations Centre, Robert Bosch Straße 5, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany, www.esa.int

April 2008 – August 2011

Spacecraft Simulations Engineer, Spacecraft Simulators Engineering Team Leader and Technical Manager

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH (A Finmeccanica/Thales Company), Europaplatz 5, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany, www.telespazio-vega.de

September 2005 – April 2008

Satellite System Engineer, Team Leader and Technical Manager

Thales Alenia Space Italy S.p.A. (A Thales/Finmeccanica Company), Via Saccomuro 24, 00131 Rome, Italy, www.thalesgroup.com

EDUCATION

 

 

2017 – 2017

Certified Course, Echoes in Space - Radar Remote Sensing, 100/100

 

 

ESA - European Space Agency, www.esa.int

 

2017 – 2017

Certified Course, Being More Assertive & Making Yourself Heard

 

 

Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd., www.fistraltraining.com

 

2017 – 2017

Certified Course, The Frozen Frontier: Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet from Space, 95/100

 

 

ESA - European Space Agency, www.esa.int

 

2017 – 2017

Certified Course, Earth Observation from Space: the Optical View, 90/100

 

 

ESA - European Space Agency, www.esa.int

 

2017 – 2017

Certified Course, Supercomputing, 71/100

 

 

The University of Edinburgh, www.ed.ac.uk

 

2017 – 2017

Certified Course, Hypersonics, 87/100

 

 

The University of Queensland, www.uq.edu.au

 

2017 – 2017

Certified Course, Engineering Simulations, 100/100

 

 

Cornell University, www.cornell.edu

 

2017 – 2017

Certified Course, Introducing Robotics: Build a Robot Arm, 100/100

 

 

Queensland University of Technology, www.qut.edu.au

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Introducing Robotics: Making Robots Move, 100/100

 

 

Queensland University of Technology, www.qut.edu.au

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Introducing Robotics: Robotics and Society, 100/100

 

 

Queensland University of Technology, www.qut.edu.au

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Monitoring the Oceans from Space, 80/100

 

 

EUMETSAT, www.eumetsat.int

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, How to Survive on Mars: the Science Behind the Human Exploration of Mars, 100/100

 

 

Monash University, www.monash.edu

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Entrepreneurial Opportunities: Making Ideas Fly, 92/100

 

 

University of Adelaide, www.adelaide.edu.au

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Earth Observation from Space, 81/100

 

 

ESA – European Space Agency, www.esa.int

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Management and Leadership: Leading a Team, 100/100

 

 

The Open University Business School, www.open.ac.uk

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager, 100/100

 

 

The Open University Business School, www.open.ac.uk

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Decision Making School (DMS)

 

 

CESMA - Center for Aerospace Military Studies "Giulio Douhet", www.cesmamil.org

MBDA - Matra BAE Dynamics Alenia, www.mbda-systems.com  

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Human Spaceflight, 100/100

 

 

KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, www.kth.se

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Space Mission Design and Operations, 98/100

 

 

EPFL -  École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, www.epfl.ch

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Space Exploration and Rocket Science, 86/100

 

 

UC3M - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, www.uc3m.es

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Project Management, 94/100

 

 

University of Adelaide, www.adelaide.edu.au

 

2016 – 2016

Certified Course, Leadership for Engineers, 90/100

 

 

TU Delft - Delft University of Technology, www.tudelft.nl

 

2015 – 2015

Certified Course, From Goddard to Apollo: The History of Rockets, 100/100

 

 

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, www.ieee.org

 

2015 – 2015

Certified Course, Human Spaceflight, 100/100

 

 

University of Houston System, Houston (USA), www.uhsystem.edu

 

2015 - 2015

Certified Course, Monitoring Climate from Space, 98/100

 

 

ESA – European Space Agency,  www.esa.int

 

2015 - 2015

Certified Course, Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics and Human Spaceflight, 91/100

MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge (MA), USA, www.mit.edu

 

2015 - 2015

Certified Course, Space Project Management Level 2 (PM2)

 

 

Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd., www.fistraltraining.com

 

2015 - 2015

Certified Course, Space Project Management Level 1 (PM1)

 

 

Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd., www.fistraltraining.com

 

2014 - 2014

Certified Course, GALILEO Flight Control Team (FCT) In-Orbit Validation (IOV) Spacecraft Operations Engineer (SOE)

 

 

DLR GfR mbH (A DLR Company for Space Applications), Galileo Control Center,  DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, www.dlr.de/gfr

 

2013 - 2013

Certified Course, GALILEO Classified Constellation Simulator (CSIM) - Train the Trainer

 

 

ESA – European Space Agency, www.esa.int, Airbus Defence and Space, www.airbusdefenceandspace.com

 

2013 - 2013

Certified Course, Spacecraft Operations

 

 

DLR - German Aerospace Center, GSOC - German Space Operations Center, www.dlr.de/rb

 

2012 - 2012

Certified Course, Project Management

DLR - German Aerospace Center, www.dlr.de

 

2010 - 2010

Certified Course, Software Development under Linux

 

 

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, www.telespazio-vega.de, Mathias Kettner GmbH,  www.mathias-kettner.de

 

2009 - 2009

Certified Course, Linux Training for SIMSAT 4 Users

 

 

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, www.telespazio-vega.de

 

2008 - 2008

Certified Course, C++ Advanced Features

 

 

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, www.telespazio-vega.de, mg.training, www.mgtraining.com

 

2006 - 2007

Postgraduate Master's Degree, Advanced Communications and Navigation Satellite Systems, Full marks and honours 110/110 cum laude

 

 

University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering, Rome, Italy, www.uniroma2.it

 

2003 - 2005

Engineer's Degree, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering – Satellites and Orbital Platforms, Full marks 110/110

 

 

University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Aerospace and Astronautics Engineering, Rome, Italy, www.uniroma1.it

 

2001 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Full marks and honours 110/110 cum laude

University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Aerospace and Astronautics Engineering, Rome, Italy, www.uniroma1.it

1996 - 2000

Scientific Senior High School Diploma, Full marks 100/100, Full marks 10/10 in all subjects

Scientific Senior High School “J. F. Kennedy”, Rome, Italy, www.liceokennedy.it

1997 - 1999

First Certificate in English (FCE)

University of Cambridge, www.cam.ac.uk

1992 - 1995

Junior High School Diploma, Full marks

Junior High School “Vigna Pia”, Rome, Italy

PERSONAL SKILLS

 

 

Mother tongue(s)

Italian

 

 

Other language(s)

UNDERSTANDING

SPEAKING

WRITING

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

 

English

C2

C2

C2

C2

C2

 

First Certificate in English (FCE)

German

A1

A1

A1

A1

A1

 

Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

Organisational / managerial skills

Team Leadership

Technical Management

Operations Management

Project Management

Business Development and Proposals

 

Job-related skills

Spacecraft, Ground and System Engineering and Operations

Spacecraft and Ground Operations Training and Simulations Campaigns

Operations Preparation, Training and Rehearsals

Training of Flight, Ground Operations and Shift Teams

LEOP, Satellite Commissioning and In-Orbit Testing Operations

Preparation of Spacecraft and Ground Special and Routine Operations

Spacecraft, Ground Segment and System Commissioning Operations

Spacecraft and Ground Operational Simulators Engineering and Operations

 

Spacecraft and Ground Operational Simulators Engineering and Operations

Space Mission Analysis and Planning

Spacecraft Flight Dynamics, Navigation, Guidance and Control

Low Earth Orbit Operations and Engineering for Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Missions

Medium Earth Orbit Operations and Engineering for Navigation Missions

Medium Earth Orbit Operations and Engineering for Navigation Missions

Interplanetary Orbit Operations and Engineering for Scientific Missions

Advanced Communications and Navigation Satellite Systems

Operations Management and Team Leadership

Technical and Project Management

Business Development and Proposals

 

 

Driving licence

B

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

 

Publications

GALILEO Constellation Operations, Training and Simulations, Space Times magazine of the American Astronautical Society (AAS), Volume 56, Issue 2 of March/April 2017, pages 4-11 (http://astronautical.org/dev/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ST56-2-Mar-Apr2017-for-web.pdf)

GPS Precise Relative Positioning of Formation Flying Satellites, SpaceOps & AIAA Journal of Space Operations & Communicator, Volume 14, Issue 1 (http://www.opsjournal.org/DocumentLibrary/Uploads/yingSatellitesofMichelangeloAmbrosiniwithimagesembedded.pdf)

GALILEO Constellation Operations, Training and Simulations, SpaceOps & AIAA Journal of Space Operations & Communicator, Volume 14, Issue 1 (http://www.opsjournal.org/DocumentLibrary/Uploads/PaperofMichelangeloAmbrosini_U1.pdf)

GPS Precise Relative Positioning of Formation Flying Satellites, Space Times magazine of the American Astronautical Society (AAS), Volume 55, Issue 5 of September/October 2016, pages 4-16 (http://astronautical.org/dev/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/AAS_ST55-Sep-Oct_Final-for-AAS-Website.pdf)

GPS Precise Relative Positioning of Formation Flying Satellites, ISBN: 978-3-659-85906-9, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (https://www.morebooks.de/store/en/book/gps-precise-relative-positioning-of-formation-flying-satellites/isbn/978-3-659-85906-9)

GALILEO Constellation Operations, Training and Simulations, AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference & Exposition, San Diego, USA

Advanced GALILEO In-Orbit Validation Constellation Simulations, AIAA SpaceOps 2012 the 12th International Conference on Space Operations, Stockholm, Sweden

GPS Data Processing Methods Using SW Tools and the GPS Receiver SW Simulator for Precise

Relative Positioning of Formation Flying Satellites, AFCEA International Student Conference 2008, Bruxelles, Belgium

 

Projects

Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 (Jason Continuity of Service)

EPS-SG (EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation)

EPS (EUMETSAT Polar System)

GALILEO

COSMO-SkyMed (COnstellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation)

SABRINA (System for advanced Bistatic and Radar Interferometric Applications)

ESA/ESOC ROSETTA

ESA/ESOC MARS EXPRESS

ESA/ESOC VENUS EXPRESS

ESA/ESOC LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) Pathfinder

ESA/ESOC ROSLIN (Rosetta Spacecraft Operational Simulator Porting to Linux)

ESA/ESOC VEXLIN (Venus Express Spacecraft Operational Simulator Porting to Linux)

 

ESA/ESOC COSIMV (Combined Maintenance of Simulators)

ESA/ESOC ROBOD (Relational Object Base for Orbit Determination)

STC (Spacecraft Operations Training Centre)

GSSF (GALILEO System Simulation Facility)

CSIM (GALILEO Constellation Simulator)

GALSEE TPVF (GALILEO System Evaluation Equipment Test Planning and Verification Facility)

RIDE (RAMS Exploitation of In-orbit Data)

ISIC FOS (International Space Innovation Centre Flight Operations Segment)

MAT (Mission Analysis Tool)

 

 

Honours and awards

Winner of the FutureLearn Award for the Introducing Robotics Program of the Queensland University of Technology, March 1st 2017

Winner of the European Space Agency “2011 ESA Award for Teamwork Excellence” in recognition of the contribution to the Rosetta Mission Control Team and the professional dedication in support of  the Rosetta Mission as member of the Rosetta Mission Control Team

Selected for merits as International Member the “AFCEA’s International Student Conference” organized by AFCEA International in Brussels (Belgium) from April 10th to 11th 2008 with the  presentation and article “GPS Data Processing Methods Using SW Tools and the GPS Receiver SW

Simulator for Precise Relative Positioning of Formation Flying Satellites”, AFCEA’s International Student Conference 2008

Winner of 4 scholarships of the Ministry of the Interior won respectively in the years 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, assigned to employers’ sons through public contest by selection criteria based on candidate’s particular merits of study and scholastic rendering in pre-university and university studies

Selected for merits as participant to the "XXI Corso di Orientamento Universitario" organized by the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa from 5th to 11th September 1999 in Cortona, Italy. Selection  criteria were based on the candidate’s particular merits of study and scholastic rendering

 

 

 

References

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ANNEXES

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copies of publications and presentations available on request

 


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