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     Date Submitted:23-02-2008
     Last Modified:04-07-2017 (05:31)
    Job information
     Current job:GEO Spacecraft Simulation Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAerospace / space background. satellite operations. Satellite, system engineer, foreign language, mission operations, mission analysis, analytical skills, software.

    Work experience

    Dates                                                  April 2016 - Now

    Position held                                     GEO Spacecraft Operations Engineer

    Technical lead and responsible for all operational aspects of the Eutelsat Quantum geostationary satellite in design phase, working closely with Airbus DS Toulouse

    Operational scenarios and constraints definition

    Interface with all subsystem leads to identify operational requirements and constraints

    Preparation of the Spacecraft User Manual

    Flight procedures definition and validation

    Interface with FDIR architect to define and consolidate FDIR strategy

    Interface with Database architect to define TM and TC parameters and use in the FOPs

    Definition of housekeeping packets

    Support the customer’s SW system definition according to requirements

    Organization of periodical operations progress meetings and reviews with customers

    Organization of SVT

    Support spacecraft testing in AIT

    Support routine in flight operations on existing LEO fleet

    In-flight performance verification and data analysis on existing LEO fleet


    Employer                                           Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Guildford UK.


    Dates                                                  May 2015 – April 2016

    Position held                                     Galileo Simulation Officer

    Performing simulations on a variety of operational scenarios on the Galileo constellation

    Provide training to the whole operations team including SOEs, SOMs, FD, spacons

    Definition of realistic simulation scenarios based on real operations

    Preparation of training material and documents

    Test of scenarios on the DSS

    Production of scripts to be used for the simulations

    Identification of anomalies and recovery actions

    Interface with other control centre in Fucino for simulations organization

    Participation in spacecraft/ground interface tests


    Employer                                           Insyen AG, working at DLR GfR mbH,  Oberpfaffenhofen    



    Dates                                                  August 2009 – May 2015

    Position held                                      Spacecraft Controller

    Performing routine operation on a fleet of 30+ geostationary satellites (Airbus, Boeing, Loral, Lockheed Martin buses)

    Responding to anomalies as required

    Working with SOEs for procedures definition and testing

    Additional activity as SOC coach, performing training and simulations with the rest of the team


    Employer                                           SES Astra, Betzdorf Luxembourg




    Dates                                                   January 15th 2009 – February 27th 2009

    Position held                                      Trainee Software Engineer

    developing C++ pieces of software for aerospace applications


    Employer                                            NEXT Ingegneria dei Sistemi, Rome Italy



    Dates                                                   March 2012

    Title of qualification awarded            One week course on “Satellite Communications”

    Given by the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

    Name of organization                         University of Surrey, Guilford UK

    providing education


    Dates                                                   September 2007 – September 2008

    Title of qualification awarded            Master of Science in “Space Mission Analysis and Design”,

    Principal Subjects                                 Spacecraft systems, Mission analysis and design, Space  

                                                                    applications, Advanced astrodynamics, Advanced concepts, Space  

                                                                    flight dynamics,Group and individual projects

    First semester:

    Individual project on a pre-Phase A design of a sample Mars return mission

    Second semester:

    Group project on a Phase A design for a mission to the Neptunian system; I have worked mainly on the power subsystem and the command and data handling subsystem.

    Written report on a preliminary design of a constellation of satellites to manage air traffic control over the North Atlantic Airspace

    Final project/dissertation:

    Distributed Agents For Autonomy (DAFA)for Darwin mission (implemented in Java code)

    Name of organization                         University of Glasgow, Glasgow UK

    providing education


    Dates                                                   September 2007

    Title of qualification awarded            Successfully passed the Italian qualification exam for the

    profession of Industrial Engineer, section B (esame di stato)

    Name of organization                         University of Pisa, Pisa Italy

    providing education


    Dates                                                   September 2001 – May 2007

    Title of qualification awarded            First Level Degree in Aerospace Engineering,

    Principal Subjects                                  Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Aerodynamics, Propulsion,   

                                                                     Structures, Flight mechanics, Materials, On board systems, 

                                                                     Computer science, Economics, Technical drawing

    Final written thesis:

    Fatigue in Titanium Matrix Composites

    Name of organization                         University “Sapienza”, Rome Italy

    providing education



    Personal Skills and Competences


    Mother tongue                                      Italian

    Other languages                                   English Understanding: Fluent user

                                 Speaking:          Fluent user

       Writing:            Fluent user

      French Understanding:   Intermediate user

       Speaking:            Intermediate user

       Writing:              Basic user



    Skills                                                 -Strong spacecraft operational experience.

                                                              -Experience with a wide range of ground control systems.

                                                              -Technical writing

                                                              -Programming languages

                                                              -Skilled in problem solving and fast familiarization with new tasks.

                                                              -Goal oriented and analytical thinking, defining clear approaches and aims

                                                              -Team player with good communication and inter-personal skills.

                                                              -Ability to work in multi-cultural environment.

                                                              -Experience in coordinating large, geographically distributed teams.

                                                              -Excellent organisation skills and time-management.


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