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
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
Individual project on a pre-Phase A design of a sample Mars return mission
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
Distributed Agents For Autonomy (DAFA)for Darwin mission (implemented in Java code)
Name of organization University of Glasgow, Glasgow UK
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
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
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.
-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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