Maria Libera Battagliere received her master degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2004 and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in 2009, both from Sapienza - University of Rome. PhD was supported by Italian Space Agency and focused on design and developments of small satellites for research, educational purposes and Earth environmental monitoring.
She was researcher in Space Systems at the School of Aerospace Engineering – Sapienza University of Rome: her main research fields were the design and manufacturing of payloads and subsystems for microsatellites with educational and scientific purposes, passive attitude stabilization systems, experiments for stratospheric balloons and sounding rockets.
She was involved in different projects at national, European and international level and she was Visiting Researcher at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (KIAM) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) of Moscow in 2007. She is co-authors of more than 80 papers presented at national and international conferences/workshops or published on scientific journals.
Since 2010 she was involved as Mission Engineer in the COSMO-SkyMed Programme at the Italian Space Agency, becoming COSMO-SkyMed Deputy Mission Manager (2014-2020), Head of COSMO-SkyMed Data Exploitation Office (2016-2018), Head of Earth Observation Mission and Data Management Office (2018-2020), ASI’s representative in the PSTG (Polar Space Task Group) initiative and its Working Groups (2017-2020).
She is currently Head of Pilot Projects Office at Downstream and Application Services Department, Responsible for the ASI’s Open Call initiative addressed to the data exploitation of the COSMO-SkyMed mission (first and second generation) and Advisor at the ESA’s Programme Board for Earth Observation (PB-EO).