José Achache

Brings Space to Earth by fostering satellite-based apps and services

José Achache is President of ALTYN and Managing Director of AP-Swiss, a joint undertaking of ESA, the European Space Agency, and the Swiss Space Office.

A graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, he holds a PhD in Geophysics from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, a PhD in Physical Sciences from Université Denis Diderot and a postdoc from Stanford University.

After 15 years of research in Geophysics, and 15 years of executive management in french and international R&D and space agencies (BRGM, CNES, ESA, GEO), José Achache is now involved in the development of applications and services relying on satellites.

He is the author of Les Sentinelles de la Terre, an essay on space policy and the applications of space infrastructures. He has published numerous scientific papers as well as editorial, interviews and conferences for wider audiences on space and environmental issues.