CV: Solar Impulse Strategy and Flight Forecast Engineer


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 Date Submitted:31-01-2013
 Last Modified:19-09-2018 (12:10)
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 Current job:Solar Impulse Strategy and Flight Forecast Engineer
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Satellite Operators
 KeywordsOperations Engineer



04/2018–ON GOING

GALILEO Spacecraft Operations Engineer

DLR GfR on behalf of TELESPAZIO Vega Deutschland, Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany)

AOCS, Power and Thermal Engineer for GALILEO Constellation Operations at GCC-D:


Ops preparation and execution for AOCS, Power and Thermal

Special Ops preparation and execution: S/C PF and PL commissioning, IOT, manoeuvres

Contingencies handling, anomalies reporting and investigation

Telemetry and S/C performance analysis, monitoring and reporting

Development of operational concepts and procedures review, validation and implementation



GALILEO LEOP Spacecraft Operations Engineer and Database Analyst

ALTRAN Italy for CNES, Toulouse (France)

AOCS, Power and Thermal Engineer for LEOP Operations at LOCC-T:


SRDB and ODB management

SCTC preparation and execution

Procedure development and validation

On-console operations for AOCS, Power and Thermal


NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Training Officer

ALTRAN Italy for LEONARDO (Caselle Torinese and Sigonella NATO military base)

Coordination of all relevant Training activities for NATO AGS UAV defence system.

Management and execution of the training activities for:


Mission Operation Support (MOS)

Transportable General Ground Stations (TGGS)

Mobile General Ground Stations (MGGS)



SOLAR IMPULSE Mission Engineer

ALTRAN Italy for Solar Impulse (Montecarlo)

Solar Impulse Mission Operations in the Mission Team, at Monaco Control Center:

Define the flight strategy and the route for SI Round The World Trip, taking into account of:


Weather conditions: cloudiness, rain, temperature, wind

ATC restrictions: min/max or mandatory altitude, forced waypoints

Battery state of charge: init value, min value during the flight, max value at landing

Comfort of the pilot


GALILEO Spacecraft Controller

ALTRAN Italy for DLR-GfR, Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany)

GALILEO operations in the Shift Team, at GCC-D:


Handling routine TC, TM monitoring and secure activities operations. Flight contingencies and anomaly handling, corrective actions, recovery of nominal status

Logging/reporting activities and events using operations support tools

Special Operations support: IOT, Payload and Platform Commissioning, orbital maneuvers





ATV Spacecraft Operations Engineer

ALTRAN Italy for CNES, Toulouse (France)

ATV  Vehicle Engineering Team (VET) at ATV-CC:


Preparation of satellite operations for nominal and contingency cases (flight procedures)

Training management andATV Training Academy point of contact

Preparation and execution of: VSAT, SVT, AIRT, JIS; participation in TRR and PTR

Execution of nominal and contingency flight operations (Communication and Data-Handling)

Support to Propulsion, Power and Thermal

Management of Post Flight Report




GALILEO Spacecraft Operations Engineer and Database Analyst

Telespazio  SpA, Fucino (Italy)

GALILEO Full Operational Capability (FOC) flight operations preparation (OHB satellites):


S/C Operations Preparation (including FOP TT&C and Database)

Preparation for, and participation in SVT and SCTC test

Management of Satellite Reference Database and customization of Operational Database



Professional Rugby Player

Unione sportiva Avezzano Rugby, Avezzano (Italy)

Italian Championships, Second and Third Division







M.S. in Advanced Communication and Navigation Satellite Systems

University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome (Italy)

Thesis: GALILEO; Processes for Flight Operations Management











M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering

University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome (Italy)

Thesis: Study of Ablative Materials for Solid Rocket Nozzle


B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome (Italy)

Thesis: Aircraft Engine Performance Analysis






Mother tongue(s)




Other language(s)









Spoken interaction


Spoken production

















Communication skills

Communication skills acquired through works and projects carried out with mixed group by nationality and thought. Team spirit, collaboration skills, listening and organization of team work


Organisational / managerial skills

Excellent leadership experience, strong organizational skills and decision-making acquired in 10 years as captain of my rugby team, and working in a technological and multicultural environment


Computer skills

Good command of Windows, Linux, Unix

Good command of Fortran, Matlab, Simulink, LabVIEW

Satellite Control and Operation System (SCOS)

Manufacturing and Operation Information System (MOIS)


Driving licence




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