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PhD on Solar-sail Orbital Dynamics in the Near-Earth Environment

Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
November 2020 - Present

Main activities:
- Development of new dynamical models and control strategies to describe the orbital dynamics of solar-sail propelled spacecraft in the near-Earth environment

MSc Thesis Project on Machine Learning-based Trajectory Optimization

FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany
January 2017 - August 2017

Project on the optimization of laser-pushed solar-sail interplanetary trajectories, performed by means of a machine learning-based optimizer. Main activities pursued:
- Design, validation and implementation of a laser-enhanced solar sail thrust model within a machine learning-based trajectory optimizer witten in C++
- Trajectory optimisation and performance analysis of laser-enhanced sailcraft interplanetary missions
- Writing and publication of a paper for the 68th International Astronautical Congress

Academic background

MSc Space Engineering, ’Space Exploration’ Specialization

Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
August 2015 - December 2017


BSc Aerospace Engineering

University of Naples ”Federico II”, Naples, Italy
September 2012 - July 2015

External positions

Earth Observation Mission Analysis Engineer, Deimos Space

4 Apr 201811 Sept 2020

MSc Student

31 Aug 201518 Dec 2017


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