Jeroen Rotteveel, Founder/CEO at Innovative Solutions In Space

ChairJeroen Rotteveelman of the symposium

Jeroen Rotteveel is founder and CEO of ISIS Innovative Solutions In Space and a Delft Aerospace graduate. Having founded his company in 2006 as a succession of the Delfi-C3 project he continues to lead his company to new heights. Apart from being CEO Jeroen is also active in the space industry as the chairman of SpaceNed and board member in several other organisations in which he tries to promote interest for the Dutch Space industry. Always active with his alma mater, we are very proud to have Jeroen as the chairman of our symposium.



Mathieu Chaize, Launcher & Launch Service Engineer, ArianeGroup

Studied Engineering at Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures (Paris, France) & graduated from M.I.T. in 2003 (Master of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics)

Mathieu has worked in Les Mureaux, France (now an ArianeGroup site) for the past 14 years and participated in the development of the Automated Transfer Vehicle to validate the GNC algorithms (in particular the ones to perform rendezvous with the ISS), the overall qualification of the Flight Software and finally followed the first two missions at the ATV Control Center as part of the engineering support team.
Next to that he is part of the Ariane 6 development program since the beginning and he has participated in the setting up of the High Level Requirements of the launcher. He now acts as Launcher & Launch Service System Engineer and manage feasibility studies to support the commercialization of Ariane 6 in close collaboration with Arianespace.



Giorgio Bagnasco, Project Manager Sentinel 4, ESA

Giorgio Bagnasco 
Giorgio Bagnasco joined ESA in 1987, where he has worked on several projects including missions to study the Sun and he worked on instruments for the James Web Space Telescope. Since 2013, he has been the project manager of the Sentinel-4 mission. As part of the European Copernicus programme, Sentinel-4 will be monitoring Europe’s air quality at an hourly rate.

On the 6th of March Mr. Bagnasco will talk about the Copernicus programme and elaborate more on the Sentinel-4 and its importance for Europe.





Giorgio Tumino, Vega and Space Rider Development Programmes Manager, ESA

Giorgio Tumino 
Giorgio Tumino currently holds the position of Vega and Space Rider Development Programmes Manager, within the Directorate of Space Transportation at the European Space Agency (ESA).
In 1995 he graduated with a Master in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
Since 1996 he joined ESA, initially within the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management in Noordwijk (The Netherlands), working in the fields of aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, propulsion, structures and thermal protections.
In 2004, he moved to ESA’s Directorate of Space Transportation (former Directorate of Launchers) at ESA’s Headquarters in Paris (France), leading the development and implementation of the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) mission, ESA’s atmospheric re-entry demonstrator whose flight was successfully completed in February 2015.
Since 2015, he moved to ESA’s European Space Research Institute in Frascati (Italy), leading the Vega and Space Rider development programmes, including Vega-C, Vega-E and a series of associated spin-offs widening the Vega related applications, such as the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) enabling small payloads to access space into low earth orbit, the Space Rider enabling small payloads to access and return from low earth orbit, the Venus enabling small payloads to transfer from low earth orbit to higher orbit.



Didier Alary, Head of Advanced Systems, Airbus Defence and Space

Didier Alary 
Didier Alary is a graduated engineer from “Ecole Centrale de Paris” in 1981. After a first job with Schlumberger, designing and manufacturing tools for oil engineers that should work down to -3000m depth, at 175°C, in an extremely harsh environment, he joined Airbus Defence & Space – Space systems to design space systems that should work usually around +36000kms, at 4 Kelvins in an extremely harsh environment. After 30 years in various positions in the Space domain, dealing with engineering, manufacturing, integration, on board and ground systems, Didier is now heading the advanced system team, a full transverse department that identifies and mature new concepts.


Jeroen Buursink, Chief Engineer, LuxSpace


Jeroen Buursink has a Masters degree and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from TU Delft. He worked at TU Delft 1999-2005 on development of re-entry vehicle and heat shield.
Since end 2006 he has worked at LuxSpace in various roles and on various projects: Project manager for Vesselsat. Performed Integration, test and launch campaigns of Vesselsat. In ESAIL project as Platform Lead, later Systems Engineer and now AIT Lead. Since last year Jeroen is Chief Engineer at LuxSpace in the Space Programs department.