Space Systems Consultancy

Hugues Guilhem

Hugues Guilhem

Senior Partner, Satel Conseil International

Key Qualifications

- 40+ years experience in space engineering & management
- Expert in satellite bus electrical engineering
- Senior consultant & partner, SCI


Electronic Engineer, Institut Supérieur Electronique de Paris, 1968.

Professional Experience

From 2006, Senior consultant in space systems, technology & business management
2006 – to date Senior consultant & partner, Satel Conseil International, evaluation of competitive industrial offers of commercial communication satellites, on behalf of satellite operators.
General Manager of H2GM consultant company, active in consulting for space projects, earth observation and communication systems, market research, technology intelligence, risk assessment, …
- Studies for space agencies on communications and observation projects
- Teaching on satellite communication, navigation at engineering schools in Paris

1974 until end of 2005: at EADS Astrium, Matra Marconi Space, Matra Espace
1998 - 2006 - Communications Marketing & Sales Division, Key Account Manager,
- Key accounts in Japanese market
- Studies concerning Eurostar communication satellite bus improvements
- Co-author of technical papers published by ISTS, IAF/IAC related to Eurostar 3000 bus
1994 - 1998 - Programme Manager, of space equipments for Japanese satellite programme, optical data relay satellite (communication with Artemis, ESA satellite)
1989 - 1994 - Business Development and Industrial Cooperation Manager: winning ASIC export contracts with US industry
1985 - 1989 - Data Handling Department Manager: Project manager of R&T studies for ESA/ESTEC in Fault-Tolerant computers
1980 - 1985 - Head of the AOCS electronics design department, on-board computers, attitude controllers of SPOT and HELIOS earth observation satellite (co-author of patent in DC-DC power converters)
- Supervisor of AOCS Electronics for TELECOM 2, INMARSAT II programmes
1974 - 1980 - AOCS Attitude Control Electronics System Engineer: European satellites OTS, Inmarsat, cooperation with HSD, now EADS Astrium UK and Officine Galileo, Italy

1971 - 1974  SFENA (now Thales)
Avionics and Technology Computer Designer: Programmes Airbus, Concorde, Automatic Flight Control Systems, industrial cooperation with BGT, Bodenseewerk Gerate Technik, Germany and Smiths Industries in UK.

1968 – 1971 CNES, French Space Agency
Space Electronic Designer: French-German co-operation programme Symphonie, telecommunication satellite, industrial cooperation with Messerschmitt Bolkow Blohm (now EADS Astrium GmbH) and Teldix Germany.

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