STRATONAV (STRATOspheric NAVigation)
an experiment developed by a team of Italian students from Sapienza – University of Rome and Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna.
(Team leader, Project manager and Responsible for Mechanics)
(CAD designer, Responsible for FEM Analyses and Structural Testing Campaign)
Federica was born in Rome (Italy) in 1992. She tookher bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome, in 2014. She is interested in space systems mechanical design and FEM analysis and she increased her knowledge of MSC Patran/Nastran/Adams suite developing a thesis work on structural optimization of a launcher in composite materials. She has learnt how to use CATIA core tool and ANSYS software performing structural analysis and dynamic response simulation on URSA MAIOR Nano-satellite for the QB50 project. She was involved in a Concurrent Engineering conceptual study at ASI – Italian Space Agency – as Thermal Control System designer of the IKUNS CubeSat. She participated in the Pre-4th Mission Idea Contest in Tokyo with the project HORUS, an Earth Observation nano-satellite constellation, as responsible for both structural design and analysis. She is currently an MSc student in Space and Astronautical Engineering at Sapienza – University of Rome and she has chosen the internal branch regarding “Satellites”. Federica is the CAD designer and she is in charge for FEM Analyses and Structural Testing campaign due to her strong knowledge of CAD and FEMo.
(Electronics Designer and Developer)
(Onboard and Postflight Software Developer)
Tommaso was born in Bologna (Italy) in 1987. He earned his MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna with a thesis titled “Tracking, photometry andspectroscopy of space debris: the Malindi, Loiano, Las Campanas and Cerro Tololo observation campaign results” (2013). In 2009 he partecipated in the BEXUS-9 campaign with the COMPASS team. In 2012 he spent a six-month period at the Astronomy Department of University of Michigan as visiting scholar with a fellowship from University of Bologna. Since 2015, he is member of Italian delegation at Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) – Working Group 1. Moreover, he has been rapporteur for the “Space Debris Removal Technologies” session of the “Space Debris Symposium” at 2015 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Jerusalem. Tommaso is currently a Ph.D Student in Aeronautics and Space Engineering at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Sapienza – University of Rome and he is in charge for the optical observation of space debris for the Sapienza Space Systems and Space Surveillance Laboratory (S5Lab).
Tommaso is responsible for the development of the experiment software.
(Ground station development support)
Lorenzo Frezza is offering support for the ground station software development and is goind to collaborate with Marcello Valdatta, the team member in charge for the experiment Ground Station management.
(Responsible for Thermal Analyses and Environmental Testing Campaign)
Andrea was born in Rome (Italy) in 1989. He graduated in Aerospace Engineering in 2015 at Sapienza – University of Rome. For his bachelor degree thesis he had a six-month internship at “Thales Alenia Space Italia” working on satellite thermal control using the Software ESATAN-TMS. In particular, he wrote a subroutine to simulate the behaviour of Phase Change Materials implementing them for satellite thermal control. In 2015 he attended the “Concurrent Engineering applied at Space Systems” course at ASI (Italian Space Agency) for the study of the CubeSat mission IKUNS (Italian Kenyan University Nano-satellite) where he was responsible for the Themal Design Analysis. Andrea is currently an MSc student in Space and Astronautical Engineering at Sapienza – University of Rome, attending the internal branch in Space Remote Sensing, and he is involved in several projects related to space systems design at Sapienza Space Systems and Space Surveillance Laboratory (S5Lab). He has a strong passion for military history and wargames as well as for space and sci-fi. Andrea is responsible for the experiment thermal analyses and for the environmental testing campaign due to the expertise gained during his trainee at “Thales Alenia Space Italia”.
(Responsible for Scientific Background, SED Editor and Webmaster)
Paolo is responsible for scientific background, he is the SED Editor and the Webmaster due to his interest in air traffic control and navigational aids, as long as to his hobbies of writing, graphic layout designing, webmastering and image editing.
(Responsible for Mission Analysis and outreach/fundrising/public relations)
Alice is responsible for the experiment mission analysis and for both the outreach fund-rising campaigns.
(Responsible for Ground Station Development and Management – PostFlight Data Analysis)
Marcello is responsible for Ground Station Development and Management – PostFlight Data Analysis.