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Mario Caporale

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Head of satellite navigation, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
Rome, Italy

Systems engineer Mario Caporale  serves as satellite navigation for for the Italian space agency, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana. Previously, he was head of satellite navigation at the agency from 2006 to 2017.

Caporale has served as a delegate to the European Space Agency's Program Board on Satellite Navigation, an adviser to the EU Galileo Supervisory Board, and a member of the Galileo Signal Task Force.

He is also a member of the EU/USA National Security Compatibility Compliance Group and the European Radio Navigation Plan Group.

Previously, he cochaired the GNSS Action team of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).

Early in Galileo's development, Caporale helped analyze and define user requirements, mission requirements, and the structure of the business development organization.

Before joining the space agency in 2000, Caporale worked for Telspazio SpA in Rome for 10 years, first as avionics manager and then as account manager for civil defense.

He his general engineering qualification and a master's degree in nuclear electronic engineering from the University of Rome, Faculty of Engineering.

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