Nicolas Chamussy, executive vice president , Space Systems, Airbus Group. Photo credit: Airbus

Nicolas Chamussy was named head of Airbus’s Space Systems division in March 2016 after being chief of staff for Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders for nearly four years. He has held various management positions inside Airbus Defence and Space, and began his career as a space systems engineer at the U.S. Air Force’s Phillips Laboratory.

In an interview with Peter B. de Selding, Chamussy discusses Airbus’s decision to invest heavily in commercial Earth observation — without government backing. He also outlines . . .

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