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Launch of the SIRIUS Chair

on the October 21, 2013

 Cité de l'Espace

The first international private research Chair dedicated to Law and Business Management for Activities in the Space Sector

The "Space Institute for Researches on Innovative Uses of Satellites" is born of a unique public, academic and industrial partnership between EADS Astrium and Thales Alenia Space, the most significant private actors of the space sector in Europe, the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES), and two academic excellence establishments. Lucien Rapp, Professor at Toulouse 1 Capitole University, will provide scientific leadership for SIRIUS, alongside Denis Lacoste, Director of Research at TBS. Under their aegis, a team of top-ranking international experts will carry out research work on the legal and managerial challenges currently posed by changes in the aerospace industry.

Seldom explored until recently, these themes feature amongst the priorities for France and Europe, but also for the Midi-Pyrénées region, given the 12,000 employees which work there today - close to one quarter of the European space industry. Sirius: an initiative which took shape on Monday October 21, 2013 with the signing of the partnership agreement between its five co-creators.

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Photo from left to right:  Marc PIRCHER - Head of Toulouse Space Center – CNES, Eric de SAINTIGNON - Director of ASTRIUM in Toulouse, Didier Le BOUL'CH - Director of R&D and Product Strategy - THALES ALENIA SPACE France, Bruno SIRE - President of Toulouse 1 Capitole University, Jacques IGALENS – Director of Toulouse Business School.
Updated on March 12, 2014