IAF Excellence in Industry Award Ceremony

Day: Tuesday 13 October
Time: 13:40-14:00 CEST

The IAF Excellence in Industry Award recognizes an industry organization for outstanding and sustainable advancements in space, showing the merits of leadership in developing and executing landmark commercial and civil space missions and for being a role model for cooperation in the global space industry workforce. This year, this prestigious award has been awarded to Airbus Defence and Space for its excellent achievements over the years, and in particular in 2019, for managing to deliver world-beating space technology to customers around the world: from the 2400 spacecraft equipment, to the 18 satellites successfully placed in orbit. To receive the award on behalf of Airbus Defence and Space, Dr. Jean-Marc Nasr, Head of Space Systems within Airbus Defence and Space and President of Airbus Defence and Space SAS, will be part of the ceremony and give a keynote presentation.


IAF past President


President, President of Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)



Senior Associate, Teaching Science and Technology, Inc (TSTI)

Keynote Presentation:

Jean-Marc NASR

Head of Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space SA