Frédéric has been at the forefront of space object tracking for over 18 years. As a lead navigator for missions to Saturn, Mars, Pluto and asteroid destinations, his expertise in image-based navigation helped to deliver many NASA spacecrafts within their respective targets.
Frédéric received his Master of Aerospace Engineering in 2000 from the University of Texas and subsequently worked at NASA JPL for 10 years, and KinetX Aerospace for 5 years. He recently founded his own company, Ursa Major Navigation, and throughout his career has developed the market of object tracking for public safety.
In recognition of his achievements in space navigation, Frédéric recently received the honour of having an asteroid named “Pelletier” after him.