European Association of Remote Sensing Companies • Vice Chairman

Position and other responsibilities:

  • CEO of Planetek Italia and Planetek Hellas
  • Past President of AIPAS, Italian Aerospace SME Association
  • Vice Chairman of EARSC, European Association of Remote Sensing Companies
  • Vice Chairman of the Apulian Aerospace District
  • Board member of SME4SPACE, European Aerospace SMEs Association
  • Education: Degree in Physics. He is specialized in “Sistemi di Posizionamento Preciso con Tecniche Spaziali”, and realizes a traineeship at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Harvard Md. USA. He has produced several publications in the field of analysis of signals and images and of space systems.

Background: in 1984 has been recruited at the Earth Observation Division of the Piano Spaziale Nazionale of the Italian National Research Council (after 1989 ASI, the Italian Space Agency) in charge of a major space geodesy project; he cooperated with NASA for the establishment of the long term NASA plan in Geodesy and Geophysics and for the launch of LAGEOS II satellite; from 1988 to 1995 has been recruited at the Italian Space Agency; from 1987 to 1995 is an Italian Delegate at the European Space Agency (ESA)Earth Observation Program Board; was director of the Center of Space Geodesy of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) the ASI facility for Earth Observation, space geodesy and space robotics until 31/12/1995; from 1997 to 2015 he is Professor at IUAV University of Venice and cooperates with Nettuno Institute for the University Everywhere.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States