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Gregory Pradels is the space business developer at Aerospace Valley, which is a French cluster of aerospace engineering companies and research centre.

He has a 10 year experience in project management in various space missions, he focuses his interest on space economy and on innovation management and business analysis . For him this challenge is a great opportunity to support the reboots of the French space ecosystem in line with the current move toward the New Space.

He was at first position as PhD student in physics at the French Aerospace Laboratory (ONERA), Grégory worked on the MICROSCOPE space mission to assess disruptive on orbit calibration methods for the embedded payload. His thesis has been awarded by an international price, delivered by the IAF .

 

Then he was also on the second position at the French Space Agency (CNES), he worked successively on various scientific space projects to develop ground segment systems and satellite units. Thank to these years he developed very good knowledge of space engineering and collaborate with various experts from all over Europe and major countries involved in space activities. He has also delivered numerous papers and conferences in international congresses.

Gregory Pradels will take the stage next May 21st afternoon in a session entitled ‘Innovation & entrepreneurship in space: where do we stand?’ Discover this by his side and join the first day of Space Forum!