September 27, 2017

Name: Lorenzo Vallini

Age: 27

Title (what do you do in D-Orbit): Engineer

What did it mean to you to work on this project over the past two years? 

I joined the company when the project was already well structured and I did not truly join the team until the mission operations started: that was the turning point! After so much time spent reading about space missions, you find yourself involved in...

September 25, 2017

Telecommunication is by far the most important and most profitable space application. For this reason, it should not surprise that this kind of satellites is among the biggest, longer lasting, and most reliable satellites ever built. Yet sometimes even this kind of satellite experiences a major malfunction whose consequence can be serious both in the short and in the long term.

On August 26, 2...

July 31, 2017

Name: Marco Bevilacqua

Age: 27

Title (what do you do in D-Orbit): System Engineer and D-Sat Head of Operations

What did it mean for you to work on the D-Sat project over the past two years? 

I started working on D-Sat at the end of the Design phase. Thus, in the beginning, it has been hard to get into the project and take over parts of the work done by other, brilliant team members. However, litt...

July 21, 2017

Name: Francesco Palumbo

Age: 23

Title (what do you do in D-Orbit): Electronic technician

What did it mean to you to work on this project over the past two years? 

I started working in D-Orbit almost 2 years ago; this is my very first professional experience and that means a lot to me.

My first task within the D-Sat project was the electronic assemble and integration of the satellite. As this was m...

July 20, 2017

Who made you dream about travelling to space?

Although space travel is not as easy as we would like to, there are hundreds of movies, TV series, and books that made us travel to or live in space with our imagination.

We put together our four favorite fictional space explorers, characters from comics or TV series that, thanks to their fictional space travels, inspired us to work in the space ind...

July 12, 2017

Name: Simone Brilli

Age: 29

Title (what do you do in D-Orbit): Unit System Engineer… and Where to Find Them

What did it mean to you to work on this project over the past two years? 

I started to work on the D-Sat project right after my master thesis and I must say it has challenged me in so many ways. D-Sat thought me how to enhance my competences in the scientific field, manage problems, unexpec...

June 15, 2017

Name: Lorenzo (one of the countless "Lorenzo" in D-Orbit...)

Age: 28

Title (what do you do in D-Orbit): Chief Technical Officer (CTO). 

What did it mean to you to work on this project over the past two years? 

Huge question! I joined the D-Sat project fresh from the University, so this was my very first space project... and a hell of a challenge! I joined as ADCS engineer and had to design,...

June 15, 2017

If you are both a music and space lover, this post is for you.

Within the D-Sat team we all share the passion and fascination for space. Also, we all listen to music while working to get rhythm and motivation. Thinking of that, we’ve collected a list of songs from any music genre with space-related lyrics or titles.

So, whether your music style is rock, pop, jazz, or classic, we’ve got you cove...

June 9, 2017

Name: Stefano Antonetti, AKA Stefanel

Age: 35 (Born MMDCCXXIV since Urbe foundation)

Title (what do you do in D-Orbit): Head of Sales - Institutional Business / Party Manager

What did it mean to you to work on this project over the past two years?

When I was a kid fantasizing about space and stars, if I would have been told that as a grown up I would have worked to built and launch a satellite, I...

June 7, 2017

Emergencies are situations that pose an immediate health, life, or environmental hazard. The worst kinds of emergencies are those that endanger a large number of people, while crippling at the same time the organizations and infrastructures that are needed for a prompt response, like earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes. These kinds of emergencies are the ones where satellite technology...

June 1, 2017

Name: Alessio

Age: 28

What do you do in D-Orbit: Program Manager

What did it mean for you to work on this project over the past two years?

Oh, difficult question! How much time do you have? 

D-SAT is much more than a project.

I started working on D-SAT as System Engineer when it was only an idea, over 3 years ago. Do you want to see the first sketch of D-SAT??? This is an early design concept, fro...

May 31, 2017

Our Kickstarter campaign is finally live, and we have received many questions about the technological contribution of D-Sat to the space industry.

We have already gone through the various applications of satellite technology to life on Earth. A new breed of space companies is about to launch the next generation of space infrastructures using hundreds smaller, high performance satellites, as op...

May 24, 2017

D-Sat Mission is going to be an important “first” in the aerospace history for its ability to re-enter into Earth’s atmosphere in a direct and controlled way, burning up instead of becoming new debris.

Many brilliant minds are working to enable this new way to do space. We asked our team members to tell us their favorite quotes, the same ones that inspire them to become so good in what they do...

May 23, 2017

Most of the articles we published so far have been focused on the issue of space debris. We learned that it takes the energy of a powerful rocket to put a satellite in orbit around the Earth, and that, once in orbit, a satellite tends to stay there for a very long time. We also saw what it takes to perform a proper decommissioning manoeuvre that prevents the accumulation of debris in orb...

May 9, 2017

Animation movies are always an opportunity for a family night. WALL-E, a poetic environmental tale about love and friendship from Disney-Pixar, is a film that will satisfy in equal measure kids and their parents.

It’s the year 2700. WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) is a little robot living alone in an exhausted planet Earth abandoned by all humans. Humans have evacua...

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