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Toulouse, the tech hub in southern France, is an ideal location for the company to expand its operations.

As E-Space continues to grow its global presence, one major area of expansion is in France. In Toulouse, the company has a team already at work preparing for what will soon be E-Space’s main satellite manufacturing hub.

Located in southwestern France, Toulouse is known as the aerospace capital of Europe and is home to companies like Airbus, Thales and other players in the aerospace and satellite industry. David Liermann, E-Space managing director for France, said the city is a natural fit for the company as it expands and hires technical talent in the coming months.

“Two of the most important technical universities are right here in Toulouse,” he said, referring to ISAE SUPAERO and INP-ENSEEIHT. “Along with that academic presence and the large companies that operate here, there are also many vendors and suppliers related to the space and satellite industry — it’s really a strong pod of engineering.”

E-Space, Liermann said, plans to take full advantage of that environment as the company looks to hire engineering and other tech and support positions in France.  

“Europe is a big focus point for us, and it’s important for the government customers we’re working with to have one arm of the company located here,” he said. “This division, E-Space SAS, is wholly French operated.”

Liermann said the low-Earth orbit (LEO) E-Space constellation can be used by customers alongside other operators in different orbits such as medium Earth (MEO) and geostationary (GEO). The E-Space technology, he said, is generating a lot of excitement with its potential to bring unique, game-changing capabilities to the concept of a united satellite constellation serving Europe and the world.

At the Toulouse Space Summit 2022 earlier this year, French President Emmanuel Macron called out E-Space as “truly a transforming project in terms of disruptive constellations.”  

Liermann noted that the E-Space network is expected to provide much more affordable connectivity with a unique satellite design significantly more sustainable than anything else in space. It will also offer the ability for customized security.  

“The beauty of our system is that any country or enterprise leveraging our constellation will have their own cybersecurity protocols and systems to secure their channel,” he said.

From its current office in downtown Toulouse, E-Space plans to expand into another, larger facility that includes manufacturing space.  

“I think E-Space will be a really attractive place to work for people looking to go beyond what they’ve seen in the space industry up until now. Engineers are always looking to work on new and innovative technology, and that’s what we’re doing here at E-Space in France.”

Engineering positions currently open at E-Space Toulouse include the below. The company welcomes candidates to apply online at: www.e-space.com

Open positions in France:

  • Senior antenna engineer
  • Director — enterprise networks (OSS, BSS, cloud infrastructure)
  • Enterprise network security architect (cybersecurity)
  • L1-L3 secure communications senior engineer (TRANSEC, COMSEC, e/i/SIM)
  • 5G NTN communications systems architect
  • LEO PNT system architect
  • Project manager for defense program

Alex Miller

Alex Miller is content strategist and editorial director at E-Space. Based in Denver, he's a longtime journalist who's been involved with the satellite industry for over a decade.