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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Jean-Jacques Dordain
Director General
European Space Agency (ESA)

Jean-Jacques Dordain has been ESA’s Director General since July 2003, appointed twice to the position by the ESA Council.  He Joined ESA in 1986 and was appointed Head of the newly set-up Department for the Promotions and Utilisation of the International Space Station.  In 1993, he became Associate Director for Strategy Planning and International policy, and then in 1999 he took the position of Director for Strategy and Technical Assessment.  In 2001, he became the Director of Launchers.  Mr. Dordain graduated in engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1969, and began his scientific career in 1970 in the field of propulsion and rocket boosters at the French National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA). From 1976 to 1983, he was the Coordinator of Space Activities at ONERA until he was appointed Director of Fundamental Physics. During this period he was among the first five French astronaut candidates to be selected by CNES for the ESA Spacelab 1 programme.  Throughout his career, Mr. Dordain has taught in a number of prestigious positions.  He has been awarded meritorious honors by France, Russia, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.

Participating Events

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.:
Panel: Space Agency Leaders
Symposium Program
Location: International Center: Main Stage
Moderator:

Elliot H. Pulham

Chief Executive Officer
Space Foundation
Panelists:

Dr. Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi

Director General
United Arab Emirates Space Agency

Professor Roberto Battiston

President
Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Dr. Gwang-Rae CHO

President
Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Director General
European Space Agency (ESA)

Sylvain Laporte

President
Canadian Space Agency

Dr. Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez

General Director
Mexican Space Agency (AEM)

Ger Nieuwpoort, Ph.D.

Director
Netherlands Space Office

David Parker, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
United Kingdom Space Agency

Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso

President and Chief Executive Officer
Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Chairman of the Executive Board
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Yuichi Yamaura

Vice President, Strategy, International Relations and Industrial Collaboration
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Additional Panelists TBA

Additional Panelists
To Be Announced

 

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