Alessandro Coletta

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The Italian-Dutch satellite for X-ray Astronomy BeppoSAX is successfully operating on a 600 km equatorial orbit since May 1996. We present here the in-flight performances of the Gamma Ray Burst Monitor experiment during its first year of operation. The GRBM is the secondary function of the four CsI(Na) slabs primarily operating as an active anticoincidence(More)
In 2007 and 2008 ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana/Italian Space Agency) launched three out of four X-band SAR satellites of the COSMO-SkyMed (COnstellation of small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation) Mission, making available to the users a unique SAR constellation dedicated to the Earth Observation. The constellation will be completed with the(More)
This paper illustrates the mission goals and the main system elements, starting from an overview of the constellation to a brief sketch of the Space and Ground Segment elements. It also shows the main products and services offered to the final user. A strong emphasis is given to the dual-use (civil and military) nature of the system. The IEM(More)
The 25 April 2015 M w 7.8 Gorkha earthquake caused more than 8000 fatalities and widespread building damage in central Nepal. The Italian Space Agency's COSMO–SkyMed Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite acquired data over Kathmandu area four days after the earthquake and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 SAR(More)
In 200 and 2008 Agenzia Spaziale Italiana and Ministero della Difesa launched three out of four X-band SAR satellites of the COSMO-SkyMed (COnstellation of small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation) Dual-Use (Civilian and Defence) Mission dedicated to the Earth Observation. The results coming from the utilisation of the two operative satellites(More)
Background A number of nutritional strategies have been developed to optimize nutrient delivery prior to exercise. As a result, a number of pre-workout supplements have been developed to increase energy availability, promote vasodilation, and/ or positively affect exercise capacity. The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of ingesting a(More)
Background A number of nutritional strategies have been developed to optimize nutrient delivery prior to exercise. As a result, a number of pre-workout supplements have been developed to increase energy availability, promote vasodilation, and/ or positively affect exercise capacity. The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of ingesting a(More)
In 2007 and 2008 ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, the Italian Space Agency) launched three out of four X-band SAR satellites of the COSMO-SkyMed Mission, making available to the users a unique SAR constellation dedicated to the Earth Observation. While the almost completed constellation with three satellites is fully operational from August 2009, the launch(More)
Access, use and data exploitation of the COSMO-SkyMed Mission are ruled by specific regulation elaborated by ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana/Italian Space Agency) with the Minister of Defence (MoD). The Access of the System is lead separately for the institutional and commercial users. The first ones can access the System via the website:(More)