Coordinator for Satellites and Applications
Coordinador de Satelites y Aplicaciones
Agencia Espacial Brasileira (AEB)
SUMMIT ON EARTH OBSERVATION BUSINESS
Bio[EN]: Dr. Rodrigo Leonardi is the Coordinator for Satellites and Applications at the Brazilian Space Agency. He joined the Brazilian Space Agency in 2017, and coordinates a portfolio of projects and initiatives to promote space related systems, science and technology. Leonardi directly contributed to the elaboration of the current edition of the Brazilian National Space Activities Program 2022-2031. His past experience includes a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2007-2009) position at the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA; working as a scientist at the European Space Agency (2009-2015); and working at CGEE, a think tank center for strategic studies in technology and innovation, where he conducted prospective studies for the Brazilian space sector. At the Brazilian Space Agency, he gained work experience regarding international space cooperation, industrial relation, education, and investments, providing him with an understanding of different space ecosystems, as well as approaches and difficulties in the space sector. He co-authored 159 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Innovación, Cooperación y Prioridades para los Programas Satelitales Nacionales
Innovation, Cooperation and Priorities for National Satellite Programs