Icardi Vilma - Gaia
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Vilma Icardi is the configuration control and quality assurance responsible for the Gaia DPCT at ALTEC S.p.A., Turin. She joined the Gaia team in 2008. In addition, she is a software engineer for the Permanent Multipurpose Module, in the context of ASI contribution to the International Space Station.
She obtained her graduate degree in electronic engineering at Politecnico of Torino (1983). At Alenia Spazio, she worked, as a software engineer, in the field of Manned Space Infrastructure; in particular, she participated in Columbus, MPLM and microgravity payload projects.
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