Sunbirds at a glance:

3 founders.  40 years of technical experience in aerospace and aeronautics.  15 years in Management & Operations.

Laurent RIVIERE Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer


  • M.S. Technology & Engineering Management.
  • 6+ years in embedded systems and software development in the aerospace field.
  • Worked as an engineer on different space programs (observation and telecommunication satellites).
  • Completed successfully R&D activities for future space systems.
  • Before Sunbirds: Assembly Integration and Testing phase of a new constellation of telecommunication satellites for a world’s leading satellites manufacturer.
Within Sunbirds, Laurent is mainly in charge of Global Strategy, Business Development & Partnerships, Supply chain and Finances.

J'ai refait tous les calculs. Ils confirment l’opinion des spécialistes, notre idée est irréalisable. Il ne nous reste plus qu’une chose à faire: la réaliser.

Pierre-Georges LATECOERE

Laurent MOURE Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer


  • M.S. Technology & Engineering Management.
  • 14+ years in embedded systems for the aerospace field.
  • Worked as an engineer for the automotive industry, satellites and avionics on civil aircraft , sucessively as developper, architect, work parckage leader for R&T projects, design office specialist for customer services.
  • Before Sunbirds: Design office representative specialist on manufacturing plants and flight tests for a major civil aircraft manufacturer.
Within Sunbirds, Laurent is mainly in charge of Research & Development and Flight operations

Marc BLAZY Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer


  • M.S. Technology & Engineering Management. Post graduate in Digital Signal Processing.
  • 20+ years of experience in Telecoms and Space Systems Engineering.
  • Worked as a seasoned engineer on several satellites constellation programms.
  • Achieved successfully assignments focused on constellation sizing, control centers definitions, OrbitAcceptance and Payload Engineering.
  • Before Sunbirds: SatCom & Payload Engineer in a new Telecoms satellites program, for a world’s leading satellites manufacturer.
Within Sunbirds, Marc is mainly in charge of Research & Development and Production.

Technical mentors

Ahmad BERJAOUI

Engineer

SB1 - SB2
flight tests


Pascal
COLL

Flight test operator

SB1 - SB2
airframe design & flight tests


Alexandre PETIT

Professional pilot

Safety system, procedures & definition


Carlos ARDURA

Engineer

Propulsion optimization & flight software development


Thomas PAREAUD

Engineer

SB1 - SB2
aiframe design
& flight tests