Grégory Pradels

Newspace Factory • CEO

After 10 years working as project manager for various space missions, Grégory has focused his interest on space economy and developed specific assets on innovation management and business analysis. First position as PhD in physics at the French Aerospace Laboratory (ONERA), Grégory worked on the MICROSCOPE space mission to assess disruptive on orbit calibration methods for the embedded payload. The thesis has been awarded by an international price, delivered by the IAF. Second position at the French Space Agency (CNES), to develop ground segments and satellite units for various scientific space missions. During these years, Grégory developed very good knowledge of space engineering, collaborating with various experts from all over Europe and major countries involved in space activities. He has delivered numerous papers and conferences in international congresses. After a MBA devoted to innovation management, Grégory took a new position at Aerospace Valley cluster to support the development of small satellites market. In 2017 he creates a group called Newspace Factory to launch a new dynamic within the French space ecosystem. The members are small companies, very agile due to their size and very experienced thanks to the strong heritage of the French R&D in space technology.


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany