Pierre W. Bousquet

Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)Deputy of the Associate Director for Exploration and Human Spaceflight

Senior expert on Planetology, Exploration and Microgravity in the Scientific Project Directorate at CNES in Toulouse, France. Co-chair of the IPC Steering Group of the International Astronautical Federation in 2021 – 2022, and Vice-Chair of the IAF Space Exploration Committee. Technical Advisor of the French delegation for PB-HME (ESA’s Program Board on Human Missions and Exploration). Full member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Senior member of the Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France.

From 2008 to 2016, head of the Planetology and Microgravity Project Office. French contributions to the following planetology missions were developed or initiated over that period: Mars Science Laboratory, Bepi-Colombo, Exomars, JUICE, Hayabusa 2 (Mascot lander dropped in 2018 on asteroid Ryugu), INSIGHT and Mars 2020. Graduated from SupAéro Engineering School in Toulouse in 1986. MSc in satellite telecommunication engineering from the University of Surrey in 1987.

More than 70 publications at international conferences or in magazines with reading committees. Occasional lecturer at French engineering schools ISAE, EUROSAE and EMAC.


International Astronautical Congress 2021

25-29 October 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


The Global Space Exploration Conference 2021

14-18 June 2021

St. Petersburg, Russia