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The Senate confirmed James Morhard to be NASA’s deputy administrator late Oct. 11. SpaceNews.com
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Members of an independent NASA safety panel said they were worried that the Oct. 11 Soyuz launch failure could make safety concerns with the agency’s commercial crew program even worse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 02:25:11 +0000
Arianespace said Oct. 11 it’s too soon to say whether the Soyuz-ST rockets it uses to launch satellites from South America will be grounded following the failure of a Russian Soyuz-FG rocket carrying crew to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:20:38 +0000
Phase 2 of the Launch Service Agreement will be an open competition. All there winners have to compete - or they would have to return their development funds back to the government. SpaceX presumably would bid as well. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:25:50 +0000
LeoSat’s strategic partners, Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and Sky Perfect Jsat of Japan, are helping the constellation developer update its satellite design. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:10:58 +0000
Fresh off the success of a recent contract win to connect IBM Cloud customers with O3b satellites, SES’s chief executive said many of the operator’s future geostationary satellites will have attributes of O3b to appeal to more cloud networks. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:48:45 +0000
With Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft grounded for an indefinite period, NASA managers said Oct. 11 that they will look at ways to keep the current International Space Station crew in orbit for an extended period if needed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:23:20 +0000
Thursday’s dramatic launch abort was the first time a crewed spacecraft bound for the ISS has suffered a mission critical failure. But it was not the first time that a manned Soyuz rocket has been forced to activate its launch abort system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:16:29 +0000
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are reported to be in good condition after a problem with their Soyuz rocket minutes after liftoff Oct. 11 forced them to abort their mission to the International Space Station and make an an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 22:29:50 +0000
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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:40:27 +0000
The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:36:54 +0000
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Loon, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is promoting networking technology and user interfaces it developed to operate its high-altitude balloons for constellations of nongeostationary orbiting satellites. “Our network on Loon and these low Earth orbit and medium Earth orbit constellations have a lot of similar challenges in network operations,” […] SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-02-2013
     Last Modified:05-09-2017 (08:21)
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     Current job:Operations Preparation Engineer (MTG)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsoperations attitude control system flight dynamics
    CV

    Personal Details

    Date of Birth:                    24 February 1987

    Nationality:                       Italian

    Work Experience

    01/2017-Present    Operations Preparation Engineer - Meteosat Third Generation (MTG), Consultant at OHB System AG, Bremen, Germany via HE Space Operations,

    OHB System AG is one of the three leading space companies in Europe. It belongs to listed high-tech group OHB SE, where around 2,000 specialists and executives work on key European space programs.

    •    Production of operation manuals for satellite system, platform and subsystems, with special focus on power, thermal and payload data distribution subsystems;
    •    Production and validation of flight procedures in APEX for nominal operations, contingency Operations and Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP);
    •    Support for House Keeping(HK) telemetry packets creation in Satellite Database;
    •    Support of System Validation Tests (SVT):  procedures validations, database consistency checks;
    •    Elaboration of Satellite Operational Concepts;
    •    Operational Test Planning;
    •    Interface with engineering and software team;
    •    Interface with the customers TAS-F, ESA and Eumetsat for MTG operational activities

    07/2013-12/2016        Spacecraft Controller (O3b), SES, Betzdorf, Luxembourg

    SES is the world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions across the globe.

    •    Perform daily operations of spacecraft in accordance with approved procedures and the daily operations plan;
    •    Trending and analysis of engineering parameters;
    •    Perform routine operations (telemetry dumps, AOS-LOS from the different ground stations, upload payload daily mission, eclipses, table uploads, etc.);
    •    React to emergencies within approved guidelines and notify appropriate staff based on escalation procedure;
    •    Command the spacecraft and monitoring satellite health;
    •    Creation and validation of procedures, displays and tools;
    •    Duties of analysis of the flight dynamics data: flight dynamics routine operations, flight dynamics monthly report, flight dynamics reports on tracking campaign, maneuver planning and assessment with focusCN software, python scripts for data analysis.
    •    Responsible for planning routine flight dynamics operation in the O3b Team;
    •    Perform off-line data analysis;
    •    Spacecraft monitoring and commanding;
    •    Complete regular refresher training sessions in order to maintain a certification level required to perform functions via regular assessment;
    •    Rehearse on the simulator established nominal and contingency procedures;
    •    Interface with the Network Operation Center;
    •    Participation of the O3b Spacecraft Operation Center (SOC) readiness and creation of training material;
    •    Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) support from the Betzdorf SOC of batch 1b and batch 2 of the O3b fleet


    03/2012- 01/2013        Laboratory experience, GAUSS srl-Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome.

    •    Participation in the UniSat5 satellite project, as master’s candidate, for the attitude control subsystem;
    •    Participation in the HPH.com project (Helicon Plasma Hydrazine.COmbined Micro).

    Education and trainings


    March 2012-January 2013

    Laboratory experience, GAUSS srl-Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome.
    Participation to the UniSat5 satellite project, as master’s candidate, for the attitude
    control;
    Partecipation to the HPH.com project (Helicon Plasma Hydrazine.COmbined Micro).


    2010-2012

    Master degree in Astronautical Engineering , 110/110 with honors, Faculty of
    Civil and Industrial Engineering, “Sapienza” Università di Roma.
    Thesis titled “Attitude Control using only Magnetorquers for a Sun-pointing Mission”,
    advisor Prof. F.Curti.


    2006-2010

    Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering, 97/110, Faculty of Aeronautical
    and Space Engineering, “Sapienza” Università di Roma.
    Thesis titled “Storia e prospettive della propulsione spaziale mediante vele solari”, advisor
    F.Nasuti


    2001-2006

    Diploma di Maturità classica, 100/100, Liceo Ginnasio Statale “Orazio”, Rome.
    Thesis titled “Attraverso lo specchio”

     

    Trainings on:
    •    Principles of Project Management, Open2study online course
    •    Persuading and Influencing, SES
    •    Performing with presence, SES

     

    Computer skills

    Operating Systems

    Windows, OSX

    Programming Languages

    Matlab&Simulink , Python, Fortran 90, Scilab,

    Software Applications

    Apex, focus GMV, OpenSCC, Latex, Office, Open Office

    Other

     

     

    Languages

    English

    Fluent

    French

    Fluent

    German

    Basic

    Italian

    Native speaker


    Conferences

    •    19-20 May 2015 - International Collision Avoidance Workshop, CNES, Paris.
    •    3-9 February 2013 - 2ndIAA Conference on University Satellites Missions and Cubesat Winter Workshop, Rome, Partecipation and presentation of the paper “Three-axis Attitude Control using only Magnetorquers for a Sun-pointing Microsatellite”


    Projects

    •  March 2012 – January 2013 - Participation to the UniSat5 satellite project, as master’s candidate, for the attitude control subsystem at GAUSS srl-Sapienza Universit`a di Roma;
    •    Partecipation to the HPH.com project (Helicon Plasma Hydrazine.COmbined Micro).


    Publications

    •    2014, Publication of the Master Thesis “ Attitude Control using only Magnetorquers for a Sun Pointing Mission” , Edizioni Accademiche Italiane
    •    2013, Publication of the paper “Three-axis Attitude Control using only Magnetorquers for a Sun-pointing Microsatellite”, Proceedings of 2nd IAA Conference on University Missions and Cubesat Winter Workshop

     


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