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     Date Submitted:27-04-2011
     Last Modified:08-03-2017 (02:07)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft Operations Engineer for Galileo
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSpacecraft Operations Engineer responsible for the Data Handling, Payload and TT&C Systems of the IOV and FOC Galileo satellites at GCC-D (Galileo Control Center - Deutschland). -Team Leader of the DHS/PAY/TTC Engineering Shift Team, providing 24/7 suppo
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    Work experience

    Dates: July 2013 - Present

    Galileo Spacecraft Operations Engineer at LSE Space GmbH, c/o GCC-D, Oberpfaffenhofen, Münchener Straße 20, D-82234 Weßling, Germany

    -Spacecraft Operations Engineer responsible for the Data Handling, Payload and TT&C Systems of the IOV and FOC Galileo satellites at GCC-D (Galileo Control Center - Deutschland).
    -Team Leader of the DHS/PAY/TTC Engineering Team providing 24/7 support to the Galileo Constellation.
    -Monitoring of S/C health and performance status. 
    -Preparation and execution of Routine, Special and Recovery Operations.
    -Creation, validation and execution of Flight Procedures.
    -Participation to Review Boards in coordination with Space Segment and ESA. 
    -Support for the training of the Operations Shift Team.

    Dates: June 2012 - June 2013

    Galileo Spacecraft Controller and Shift Leader at LSE Space GmbH, c/o GCC-D, Oberpfaffenhofen, Münchener Straße 20, D-82234 Weßling, Germany

    -Galileo shift team member at GCC-D (Galileo Control Center - Deutschland) for the IOV phase.
    -Executing Flight procedures during contacts with Galileo IOV satellites.
    -Monitoring S/C performances and executing telecommands for routine and special operations.
    -Logging and reporting of operations activities.
    -Coordination via voice loop of operations with GCC-I (GCC - Italia) and other Control Centers (ECC, IOT, NOC, CNES).
    -Ground Controller for the Galileo TT&C Stations (Kiruna, Kourou and Redu Stations) with execution of Ground procedures when covering the Shift Leader position.

    Dates: October 2011 - March 2012

    Internship at Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., 24, Via Saccomuro, 00131 Rome, Italy

    -Study of real-time steering algorithms for agile spacecraft's high torque actuators.
    -Modelling of an Attitude Control System (AOCS) for an Earth observation mission using a
    Matlab/Simulink environment.
    -Tracking manoeuvres analysis for agile spacecraft missions.

     

    Education and training


    Dates: September 2008 - March 2011
    Master's Degree in Astronautical Engineering (Final grade 110/110 cum laude)

    at the School of Aerospace Engineering, "La Sapienza" Rome University


    Principal subjects:
    - Astrodynamics, Satellite systems and subsystems
    - Thesis in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space company: “Steering Algorithms for Control Moment Gyros in Box Configuration”

     

    Dates: September 2005 - September 2008
    Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Final grade 108/110)

    at "La Sapienza" Rome University


    Principal subjects:
    - Flight mechanics, Aerospace structures, Aerospace propulsion
    - Thesis title: “Solar Cells Fabrication Technologies and Aeronautical Applications”

     

    Other Courses

    - Project Management PM1 (Provided by Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd.)
    - Project Management PM2 (Provided by Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd.)
    - Leading Teams in challenging circumstances (Provided by Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd.)
    - Cultural diversity and conflict management (Provided by Integrata AG)
    - Foundamentals of GNSS (Provided by GENIUS - GNSS Education Network for Industries and
    UniversitieS)

     

    Personal skills and competences


    Mother tongue: Italian
    Other languages: English, French, German, Spanish

     

    Organisational and Social skills and competences

    Competences acquired during my working experience in Galileo, Thales Alenia Space and my
    volunteering activities:
    - Planning and organisational skills.
    - Team working skills and ability to adapt in multicultural environments.
    - Problem solving and ability to work under pressure.
    - Leadership experience for small/medium teams.


    Computer skills and competences

    - SCOS-2000 V 5.1: for the control of Spacecraft Constellations.
    - MOIS: tool for creation and management of Operations Procedures.
    - MUST: ESA tool for Telemetry management and Analysis.
    - ARTS: Anomaly Report Tracking System, ESA tool for Anomaly reporting
    - Matlab programming language and Simulink environment.

    Basic level knowledge for the following programming languages and software:
    -Programming languages: C/C++ and Fortran 90/95
    -CAD software: CATIA V5 (Mechanical parts design for G.A.U.S.S. projects and ESA's REXUS-7
    program)
    -Structural analysis software: Femap with Nastran NX
    -Thermal analysis software: Maya TMG Thermal/Flow (Thermal analysis for ESA's REXUS-7 program)
    -Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


    Other skills and competences:

    - Certified scout leader (Wood Badge) with 15 years of experience (6 years as unit leader)
    - BLS-D certification (Basic Life Support – Defibrillation) achieved in December 2011
    - Musician (guitar, bass) and music composer member of S.I.A.E. (Italian editors and authors society)
    - Amateur astronomer and practicing sports like swimming, basket, trekking and five-a-side football


    Driving licence: Class B (European driving licence)


    Additional information:

    -Italian professional qualification as Industrial Engineer

    -Participation to the ESA's REXUS-7 program (2009-2010) with the School of Aerospace Engineering team of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”

    PUBLICATION
    Meschini M., Curti F., and Anania M., “Steering Algorithms for Single Gimbal Control Moment Gyros in
    Box Configuration”, Proceedings of the 3rd CEAS Air&Space conference, 24-28 October 2011,
    Venice, Italy

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