peetersProf. Walter Peeters
Space Business and Management

Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, MBA (University of Louvain, Belgium), Doctorate of Engineering in Industrial Organisation (Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands).


Has been with ESA since 1983 after initial activities in industry (construction, petrochemical). In ESA : project control and coordination on the Hermes project and the EUROMIR flights with Russia, among others. Former Head of the Coordination Office of the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne.

Lecturer in Space Marketing (Technical University of Delft) and former visiting professor in Non-profit Marketing (Catholic University of Louvain).

Publications include:

Peeters W.A. and in 't Veld J., The Use of Alternate Contract Types in Europe as Protection Against Overruns. National Contracts Management Journal, Vol. 23 (1), pp. 23-34, 1989.

Peeters W.A., Incentives in Government Procurement Contracts. Public Procurement Law Review, No. 4, 1993.

Peeters W.A. and Sciacovelli S., Communication related aspects in Multinational Missions. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 49, pp. 113-120, 1996.

Peeters W.A., Astronaut Support during Euromir 95. In "Euromir 95" ESA-SP-396, pp. 57-62, Aug. 1996.

Willekens P. and Peeters W.A., Space Marketing, ESA bulletin No. 94, pp. 88-94, May 1998.

Peeters W.A., The International Space Station: An affordable step into the orbit. Journal of University of Applied Sciences, Mittweida No. 3, pp. 35-42, 1999.

Peeters W.A., Financing of Space Programmes : Future Trends. Paper presented at Fourth International ZPK Symposium (Russia). March 2000.

Peeters W.A., Utilisation Aspects of ISS. Proceedings of the Project 2001 Workshop on the International Space Station (Berlin). pp. 31-38, June 2000.

Peeters W.A., Space Marketing. A European Perspective. (Kluwer publ., Dordrecht/Boston), 340p. (ISBN 0-7923-6744-8), 2000.

Peeters, W., International Space Cooperation: Economy As A Main Driver. Ad Astra, July-August 2001, pp. 19-23.

Peeters, W., Marketing the Commercial Exploitation of Space Stations. Paper presented at IBA Conference, Cancun, 30 Oct. 2001.

Other Activities:

Member, Project 2001 Working Group (Commercialisation of Space Stations)

Co-chairman of WSC session (Houston, 2002)