Claude Rousseau

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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. He joined NSR in 2006 where he is Research Director with responsibility for all phases of the mobility via satellite, government and military satellite communications, energy, satellite manufacturing and launch services and Earth observation market research. He also provides regional expertise in Europe, the Middle-East and Arica region as well as direct multi-client research reports and consulting projects for clients globally.
He was previously with the International Space University (ISU), a higher education institution where he managed Professional Development Programs. He later co-founded Futuraspace, an international space consulting firm. Earlier, he worked for the Canadian Space Agency where he held various positions (Administration, Management and Strategic Planning). Mr. Rousseau has a B.Sc. with majors in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Calgary (Canada) and a Master of Space Studies (MSc.) from the International Space University (France). Mr. Rousseau is based in Strasbourg, France.

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Why is Low Resolution EO Data Still Attractive?

Why is Low Resolution EO Data Still Attractive?

With Airbus Defence and Space announcing it will add DMCii satellite imagery to its portfolio, and add up to 10 million km2 of data per day, one has to wonder where the incentive is to offer more low resolution imagery.  The question is central since this market will face the frontal assault of free data from […]

December 4, 2014 | By More
They´re Heeeere! Are Constellations a Ghost from the Past?

They´re Heeeere! Are Constellations a Ghost from the Past?

The flurry of announcements and many projects under the radar to build and launch communications satellite constellations is hitting a fever pitch.  This level of activity is unseen since the heydays of the late 1990s when dozens of projects with prefixes such as Sky-, Tele-, Astro-, or Star- were announced.  Today, most of them are […]

September 9, 2014 | By More
Satcom Militar y de Gobierno: Trabajo en Progreso?

Satcom Militar y de Gobierno: Trabajo en Progreso?

Con la seguidilla de malas noticias de recientes “earning calls”  indicando menores ingresos del sector gobierno en la industria satelital, uno debe preguntarse: Es justa una visión pesimista cuando los cambios que vienen harán crecer el mercado y ofrecerán más bits-por-hertz a un precio unitario menor? La verdad es que los puntos de vista pesimistas […]

February 19, 2014 | By More
Government & Military Satcom: A Work in Progress?

Government & Military Satcom: A Work in Progress?

With the raft of bad news from recent earning calls stating lower government revenues in the satellite industry, one has to ask the question: is a pessimistic view of the market fair when the changes coming will grow the market pie and offer more bits-per-hertz at a cheaper unit price. The truth is that pessimistic […]

January 21, 2014 | By More
Satélites y Conectividad en Vuelo – Una Relación en el Cielo?

Satélites y Conectividad en Vuelo – Una Relación en el Cielo?

La conectividad en vuelo ha sido un tema de interés para la industria satelital en los últimos cinco años con idas y vueltas en la relación hasta que recientes éxitos finalmente llegaron a los mercados comercial y de gobierno. Con más capacidad y cobertura como también contenido orientado a mejorar la experiencia del pasajero, es […]

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Satellites and In-Flight Connectivity – A Match Made in Heaven?

Satellites and In-Flight Connectivity – A Match Made in Heaven?

In-flight connectivity has been a buzzword for the satellite industry for the past five years with many hiccups in the relationship until recent success finally hit both commercial and government markets. With more capacity and coverage as well as content aimed at improving the passenger experience, is the link between satellite and in-flight connectivity a […]

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