Space Transportation Systems Engineer for Avio
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Laurène graduated with a Master in Space Transportation Systems (Launchers and Re-Entry Vehicles) from La Sapienza University in Rome. Prior to that, she graduated with a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Léonard de Vinci in Paris and spent a year at the Politecnico di Milano studying for a Master in Aeronautical Engineering. She completed a 6-month internship at the European Space Agency where she joined the Vega program and worked on the SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) and Space Rider projects. Laurène is currently working for ArianeSpace, still on her favourite launcher, Vega, more particularly on the code behind the AVUM engine of the rocket’s last stage.
Currently working as a launch vehicle systems engineer at AVIO on the VEGA launcher family, I am fascinated by space exploration.
In parallel, I founded an association, WoMars, which has for goal to promote the representation of women in the human space exploration field. Our all-female crew of analog astronauts has been selected by the Mars Society for a two-week mission on the Mars Desert Research Station in November 2022. Within this framework, we published a scientific paper with EPFL during the GLEX conference 2021 organised by IAF.
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