Filippo Graziani

President, Italian company Group of Astrodynamics for the Use of Space Systems (G.A.U.S.S. srl) • Senior Professor of Astrodynamics, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale

Filippo Graziani has been professor of Astrodynamics at Aerospace Engineering School of Sapienza University of Roma for 35 years till 2012 when he retired and has been dean of the School from 2004 to 2010. He is Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Member of IAA Trustees Board. His didactical and research activity has been mainly directed towards the “hands-on” space educational programs.

He participated to the main Italian space programs starting with the San Marco satellites in 1970 and he was the team leader of the Italian University Satellites Program (UNISAT) with the aim of designing, manufacturing, launching microsatellites with his students. Ten microsatellites have been launched since 2000.

In 2012 he founded the company GAUSS (Group of Astrodynamics for the Use of Space Systems) as a spin-off of the Aerospace Engineering School, active in the space technology field and he is President and CEO. He is author of more than 200 technical papers on Astrodynamics and Space Systems. He is Co-Editor of Acta Astronautica since 2009. He received the “Utkin Golden Medal” for international relationship between Russia and Italy for University Satellites Launches and the “M.K.Yangel -100 years Golden Medal” for the contribution to the development of space science in the world. Since 1975, every year, he participates to the IAF Conferences.