About Us

We are a team of humble disruptors, ambitious enough to connect the entire planet with a constellation of Swiss-made miniaturized satellites. We believe that a good market understanding is necessary, but it is not enough. Experience and intuition will make Astrocast a reality. A great problem-solving attitude, unique skills and talents and a lot of hard work will bring us there very soon...

Work with us
Fabien Jordan, CEO / Founder

Fabien Jordan
CEO / Founder

10-year experience in nanosats business. Fabien sets the vision and the strategy while bridging the Swiss and US sides of the company. And it's working.

Federico Belloni, CTO / Founder

Federico Belloni
CTO / Founder

Satellite systems engineering is no mystery for Federico. He is Astrocast's mastermind, don't mess with him!

Kjell Karlsen, CFO

Kjell Karlsen
CFO

Former President of Sea Launch AG. Led its restructuring in 2010, participated in 39 launches with a total payload value in excess of $7billion. No kidding!

Bertil Chapuis, Applications & Services / Founder

Bertil Chapuis
Applications & Services / Founder

Bertil sees beyond the cloud. He can feel the data, sense the patterns and diagnose.

Julian Harris, Space Electronics / Founder

Julian Harris
Space Electronics / Founder

Rock Star and Electronics genius, 20-year experience as consultant for the European Space Agency.

Nicholas Petrig, Finance & Administration / Founder

Nicholas Petrig
Finance & Administration / Founder

Nicholas is good with numbers and numbers are good with him.

Florian George, Flight & Ground Software

Florian George
Flight & Ground Software

Do you believe that everything can be programmed? Florian will show you how it's done. He holds the joystick of the constellation.

Scott Tavelli, Applications & Services

Scott Tavelli
Applications & Services

Scott is a great team builder and a leader. He lives in the Silicon Valais and when he grills raclette cheese, he puts everyone in agreement.

Julien Iseli, Ground Software

Julien Iseli
Ground Software

Self-controlled and passionate developer, Julien will look you in the eyes and give you the wisdom.

Stefano Rossi, Satellite ADCS

Stefano Rossi
Satellite ADCS

Not only does he know how to make real espresso, but he can also run the Ironman and control the Earth magnetic field... Cos'altro?

Kevin Owen, Satellite Structure & Mechanisms

Kevin Owen
Satellite Structure & Mechanisms

Kevin finds his inspiration in origami. He also eats a lot of organic apples to maintain his higher-than-average cerebral activity.

Dr. Sergio De Florio, Flight Dynamics & Operations

Dr. Sergio De Florio
Flight Dynamics & Operations

Are you looking for the best Flight Dynamics & Operations Engineer in the Galaxy? Too late, we got him...

Samuel Verdon, Telecommunication

Samuel Verdon
Telecommunication

Testing the communication is his mission when the wind is not good for kite surfing. Luckily, we're in Switzerland!

Dr. Mehrdad Ghanad, Radio-Frequency

Dr. Mehrdad Ghanad
Radio-Frequency

Mehrdad is the RF guy who looks for simple solutions to solve complex problems. Dual-polarization quadrature phase shift keying sounds fine to him.

Patrick Spieler, Electronics

Patrick Spieler
Electronics

Promoter of continuous integration and automated testing, he is ensuring that the satellites are achieving the highest standard.

Nicolas Steiner, Satellite Systems

Nicolas Steiner
Satellite Systems

Some people have their brain well connected to their hands (and vice versa). Nicolas is one of them. He can juggle with nanosatellites.

Lisa Antoniadis, Executive Assistant

Lisa Antoniadis
Executive Assistant

Obsessed with processes, Lisa will reorganize the office and dynamize our social networks.

Janique Jordan, Accounting & Secretariat

Janique Jordan
Accounting & Secretariat

Janique crossed the US by bicycle and mastered the usage of bear spray. That's all she needs to survive with a happy crowd of geeks.

Jean-Michel Jordan, Founder & Supporter

Jean-Michel Jordan
Founder & Supporter

Happy co-founder of Astrocast, Jean-Michel actively supports the company at different levels. He is the former Head of R&D Services at Bobst SA.

Fabien Jordan, Chairman

Fabien Jordan
Chairman

Chief Executive Officer

Federico Belloni, Member

Federico Belloni
Member

Chief Technical Officer

Dr. José Achache, Member

Dr. José Achache
Member

Former Deputy Director of CNES, José is now ambassador of ESA in Switzerland. Bright mind, amazing support.

Roland Loos, Member

Roland Loos
Member

Former President & COO of ITC Global, Roland is our SatCom Business Expert. Awesome to have him on-board!

Yves Pillonel, Member

Yves Pillonel
Member

Successful Asset Manager, Yves brings exceptional investment skills to the board.

Anabelle Oliveira, Observer

Anabelle Oliveira
Observer

Investment partner at Airbus Ventures, Anabelle has a unique expertise in both finance and legal sides.

Muriel Richard, Advisor

Muriel Richard
Advisor

Former SwissCube Project Manager, she exudes a NASA-inspired challenging spirit and a fantastic system-level vision.

Prof. Claude Nicollier, Advisor

Prof. Claude Nicollier
Advisor

Can you believe that Claude performed 4 spaceflights and 1 spacewalk as an Astronaut? This guy is a legend!

Dr. Max Henri Cadet, Advisor

Dr. Max Henri Cadet
Advisor

Former Head of ITU External Affairs and Lawyer at the State Bar of California, Max is our spectrum strategist.

Laurent Stieger, Advisor

Laurent Stieger
Advisor

CEO of S-Partners, Hong-Kong. He competed in the European Formula Renault championship. Did you?

François Stieger, Advisor

François Stieger
Advisor

Former SVP of Oracle Corporation, François is a great source of enthusiasm, conviction and he's got style.

Dr. Anton Ivanov, Advisor

Dr. Anton Ivanov
Advisor

Former JPL/NASA scientist, Anton is an Apple advocate. One day he will put an Iphone in orbit.