Since 2005, Eutelsat has been certified in satellite control and operations (ISO 9001). We also set up the Space Debris Mitigation Plan which covers station-keeping manoeuvres, repositioning of satellites in geostationary orbit, anomaly remedial measures, strategies for operations in inclined orbit and end-of-life operations.
The French Space Operations Act, in force since 2010, underscores the need for a responsible approach to fleet management. The Act establishes a regulatory framework within which Eutelsat works with the French Ministry of Research and the CNES (Centre national d’études spatiales) to meet its obligations for controlling objects in space orbit.
At the end of 2018, Eutelsat employed over 1000 professionals.
Cultural diversity is significant within the Group with 46 nationalities represented.
Four nationalities are represented on the Board of Directors and twelve on the Leadership Committee.