Laurent Francillout

Head of Space Safety Office

Laurent Francillout is Head of CNES Space Safety Office for Orbital Systems. He joined CNES in 1999 as interplanetary flight dynamics specialist for Mars Sample Return project. Then he joined ESA ATV program in the frame of ISS program where he held various position as Flight Dynamics Team leader, Spacecraft Operation Manager and Flight Director.

His mission is now to guarantee safety and sustainability of French Orbital operations and balloon flights through regulation typically French Space law certification and rulemaking. He is head of French delegation in IADC (Inter Agency Space Debris Co-ordination Committee) and chaired IADC in 2020.

He is delegate at COPUOS Scientific and technology subcommittee and is involved in IAA Space Debris Working Group and IAF Space Traffic Management group

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