Senior Analyst, NSR France
Mr. Rousseau has more than 20 years of experience in the space sector in various roles, including business and program management, consulting, research, administration and communications. Mr. Rousseau started his career in Ottawa, Canada as Special Assistant for space and science in the Office of the Minister of Industry, Science and Technology of Canada. He then joined the Canadian Space Agency in 1992 in Montreal, Canada where he was Assistant to the President, then successively Analyst for Industrial and Regional Development, Administrator for the RADARSAT program and Manager for Strategic Planning in the Long Term Space Plan Task Force. In 1999, Mr. Rousseau became Manager, Professional Development Programs and Forum Activities at the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France where he was responsible for training and special events for various clients and created the University’s Research Contract Service. Mr. Rousseau then co-founded Futuraspace, an international space consulting company specialized in space business and management located in California and France. While at Futuraspace, Mr. Rousseau participated in several client studies, led numerous consulting projects, and managed the European operations of the company. He has advised clients on a variety of markets and issues covering such topics as satellite applications, policy and regulation, business and management, education and training, and new space applications. He serves as regional and applications expert on satellite communications for NSR and directs both multi-client research reports and consulting projects. He is a key element of NSR’s presence in the European, Middle-East and Africa market. He develops research products in the ever changing mobile satellite services (MSS), government and military, oil and gas and Earth Observation markets. Mr. Rousseau currently lives in Strasbourg, France and holds a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Physics/Astrophysics from the University of Calgary, Canada and a Master of Space Sciences (MSS) from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. He is fluent in French.