Founder & CEO, Astrocast
Fabien Jordan is widely recognized for his work on Switzerland’s first satellite, SwissCube, a highly successful educational mission initially projected to have a one-year lifespan but that still remains functional in orbit today, an impressive ten years post-launch. Fabien’s SwissCube contributions include his expertise in the electrical developments of the spacecraft while serving as Electrical Systems Engineer for the Swiss Space Center of EPFL in Lausanne. Fabien’s engineering and management expertise also spans technical work for several scientific instruments while serving as Technical Manager at the Space Exploration Institute in Neuchatel.
Thanks to his solid experience in space systems engineering and his active involvement in the CubeSat community, he rapidly became convinced that nanosatellite constellations would be capable of disrupting specific segments of the satellite industry. Early on, he identified a great opportunity to re-use some of the unique know-how developed for SwissCube. In 2014, Fabien co-founded Astrocast, the first satellite operator of Switzerland. Together with an international team of experts from both the space and telecom industries, he progressively developed a strong business model to provide global, direct-to-satellite Internet-of-Things (IoT) communications. Leveraging the industry-leading performance of Astrocast’s L-band IoT network, Fabien successfully positioned the company as a front runner, enabling a substantial growth potential for the years to come.
Fabien obtained his Electrical Engineering Degree with a specialization in Energy Systems, from University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland. He is bilingual with English and French proficiencies.