Massimiliano leads Planet operations in Germany and Canada, and has over 20 years of experience in integrating and operating ground segment systems for Earth Observation satellites. He joined RapidEye in 2006 and since 2011 has been responsible for the ongoing success of RapidEye Mission Operations. Additionally, Massimiliano played a key role in developing ground segment systems from concept to routine operations, and built a team that successfully completed a number of multimillion data delivery projects.
Prior to joining RapidEye, from 1997 to 2006, he was Project Leader with Datamat SpA (a Telespazio company) and participated in a number of Earth Observation ground segment projects for the European Space Agency (ESA) and other national space agencies.
During his last years at Datamat, Massimiliano was in charge of the engineering team that supported six different ESA ground segment facilities in Europe. He received a M.Sc. with honors in Computer Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.