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 essential, 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

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.

Sam Harrison, Business Analysis

Sam Harrison
Business Analysis

Sam has acquired a great set of skills in business and data analysis. But he also launched balloons, rockets, studied interstellar missions and somehow walked on the surface of Mars!

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.

Lisa Antoniadis, Executive Assistant

Lisa Antoniadis
Executive Assistant

Obsessed with processes, Lisa is reorganizing the office and dynamizing 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.

Veronica Vasta, Secretariat

Veronica Vasta

Veronica is the queen of the scanner... She also secretly conducts all sorts of psychological experiments on the Astrocast team for her master of science in psychology.

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.

Jonathan Houmard, SOFTWARE

Jonathan Houmard

Jonathan travelled all over the world, the only space he has not yet explored is the ionosphere.

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?

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...

Lola Lopez, Operations

Lola Lopez

Lola is independent. Yes... she is from Catalonia, and we love that. Benvinguda!

Samuel Verdon, Telecommunication

Samuel Verdon

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

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

Stéphane Davy, M2M Systems

Stéphane Davy
M2M Systems

Stéphane orchestrates the wireless communications between the terminals and the nanosatellites. He hopes to obtain his RPL (Rocket Pilot License) soon.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. José Achache, Chairman

Dr. José Achache

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

Fabien Jordan, Member

Fabien Jordan

Chief Executive Officer

Federico Belloni, Member

Federico Belloni

Chief Technical Officer

Roland Loos, Member

Roland Loos

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

Yves Pillonel, Member

Yves Pillonel

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

Anabelle Oliveira, Observer

Anabelle Oliveira

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

Muriel Richard, Advisor

Muriel Richard

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

Prof. Claude Nicollier, Advisor

Prof. Claude Nicollier

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

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

Laurent Stieger, Advisor

Laurent Stieger

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

François Stieger, Advisor

François Stieger

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

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