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Astroscale France Appoints Philippe Blatt as Managing Director

By Eric Van Rees - 14th September 2023 - 06:54

Astroscale, a subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings, a provider of satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, announces the appointment of Philippe Blatt as an externally contracted Managing Director, effective immediately.

As Managing Director, Blatt will drive the growth of Astroscale France by building a team that collaborates closely with Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (“CNES”) and other stakeholders, positioning France as an international leader in space sustainability.

Blatt joins Astroscale from Thales Group, where he held various leadership roles over three decades. He most recently drove digitalization efforts at Thales France and was responsible for expanding service accessibility within the French Armed Forces. Prior to this, he served as Program Director for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense Marshall program, transforming air traffic management across 100 defense locations. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Thales Alenia Space Germany, and Vice President of Navigation Domain of Thales Alenia Space France, managing a large team of personnel and European suppliers, and engaged with the Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales, the European Space Agency, the European Commission, and other prominent stakeholders.

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