Tutor information

Nicolas Le Gallou

Project Manager QKDSAT at ESA/ESTEC
Nicolas Le Gallou has twenty-five years of experience as RF Payload, Optical Systems Engineer for Space Systems at ONERA (France), Thales Alenia (France) and ESA. 

Nicolas has worked on several large projects, such as Galileo (Giove-B, IOV and FOC), AlphaS

AT, Gaia, EDRS and QKDSAT. He has also initiated, managed, and patented R&D activities related to RF power amplifiers.

In 2012 he joined the EDRS project first in charge of EDRS-A and EDRS-C payloads, and then as System Engineering manager leading the group in charge of End-to-End System design, ground segment and operations, deeply involved in both RF and Optical ISL developments.

Since 2020, Nicolas has been the project manager for QKDSAT leveraging Quantum Laser Optical technology for the delivery of encryption keys via satellite.