Space Partnership International (SPI) provides hands-on support to government agencies and companies engaged in space-related business and technology.

SPI is a turnkey consulting firm for space-related technical and business initiatives. Our areas of expertise include Systems Engineering and Design, Strategic Due Diligence and Risk Management, Business Development Analysis and Implementation Strategies, Procurement Support / Program Management, ITU Regulatory and Market Access.

SPI brings together a multi-cultural team of experts with experience building and operating space-related businesses all over the world. We help government agencies, as well as start-ups and established companies across the entire satellite value chain and project lifecycle to create opportunities and bring them to fruition.


We have only experts in our team

Jean-Michel Eid

Jean-Michel Eid is a co-founder of SPI with more than 25 years of experience in space-related technology and business. His specialties include business analysis, strategic planning, international finance and risk management. Mr. Eid began his career with the French launch service provider Arianespace, marketing the Ariane family of launch vehicles to U.S.-based telecommunications companies. There he developed the company’s US marketing strategy as well as its “Launch Risk Guarantee” offering to customers.

After leaving Arianespace, Mr. Eid co-founded International Space Brokers, which quickly became one of the world’s leading brokers of space insurance. He later co-founded and served as Managing Director of Aon Space, where he was responsible for the insurance placement and risk management for companies including GE, Motorola, Iridium, SPI, MCI, Hispasat and Telecom Mexico. Also at Aon, he led the development of insurance products for non-traditional space risks for Space Tourism, Mars Missions, orbital recovery programs, assisting Iridium with unique Third Party Liability coverage as a requirement of getting out of bankruptcy, and the funding for the X-Prize. In all, Mr. Eid has been integrally involved in more than 90 risk management / insurance programs with established and entrepreneurial space-related companies.

Mr. Eid has also been involved in several entrepreneurial ventures, which include co-founding Global Radio in Luxemburg (European based satellite digital radio), co-founding Assure Space (a managing general agency for space insurance), and acquiring Radio Woodstock in the US. He has also served as an expert advisor to investment banks on telecom and aerospace company acquisitions.

Mr. Eid holds an M.B.A. degree in International Finance from George Washington University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Bruce Kraselsky

Bruce Kraselsky is a co-founder of SPI, with over 25 years of executive-level experience in space-related industry sectors, including satellite communications, remote sensing, remote asset monitoring and control, and weather. Mr. Kraselsky specializes in international business planning and development, as well as legal and regulatory matters related to space business.

In addition to SPI, Mr. Kraselsky has co-founded and / or played leading roles in a number of international startups, including Assure Space (a highly successful managing general agency for space insurance), AfriHUB (an ICT business in West Africa that has trained more than 1.2 million students in basic to advanced computer skills), Global Radio (a European-based satellite digital radio system), GlobeNet Communications (a submarine fiber optic cable system constructed between the US, Bermuda, Venezuela and Brazil), Constellation Communications (a global LEO satellite system for mobile communications), and International MicroSpace (a low-cost space launch vehicle under contract with the US Department of Defense). He also contributed to the development of the Florida Space Authority, and helped start up the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation.

Earlier in his career, as an Attorney for the US Department of Commerce, he was responsible for overseeing US interests in INTELSAT and INMARSAT, as well as ITU regulatory activity, and played a key staff role in the development of the first US National Commercial Space Policy and the enabling environment for US commercial space activities.

Mr. Kraselsky holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, also from the University of Florida. He is a member of the Florida and District of Columbia bar associations.

Shafiq A. Chaudhuri

Shafiq A. Chaudhuri is a Managing Partner at SPI where, with over 40 years of corporate experience, he is currently focused on Asian and other international growth markets for delivering space-related consulting services. He is SPI’s Team Leader for the $300M Bangabandhu Satellite Program; comprising feasibility study, slot selection, business plan development based on regional market, satellite specification, preparation of tender documents, tender evaluation with client BTRC, vendor selection, launcher selection and program supervision. He is also involved with SPI’s HTS, SmallSat satellite programs in the Region.

Mr. Chaudhuri held senior management positions, was responsible for product development for satellite & terrestrial communications, broadband wireless, worldwide sales and distribution channels and customer care operations at General Electric Co., COMSAT Corporation, Mobile Telesystems, Inc. (MTI) and Taylor McKenzie, Inc., and was credited for sales of products and services exceeding $300M. At COMSAT, he was responsible for the development of TDMA, VSAT and Mobile Satellite products and services. In 1988, as a founding member of MTI, where he was the VP Marketing, Sales & Service, Mr. Chaudhuri pioneered the transportable Inmarsat system that was used by US, Allied Forces and CNN.

Prior to joining SPI, Mr. Chaudhuri was Vice President Americas, Nomad Digital, Ltd. (UK), the world’s leader in mobile broadband communications for the transportation sector.  Mr. Chaudhuri was instrumental in closing a $39M deal with Amtrak, for W-Fi on trains nationwide.  He was also credited by Amtrak for the design and installation of Wi-Fi in 2008, on President Obama’s whistle stop train.

Prior to Nomad Digital, he was an ICT and broadband consultant; President, OmniSat Communications, Inc. where he was responsible for building a new satellite operating Co; Sr. VP at Taylor McKenzie, Inc., where he managed the team providing solution to clients on IT services, telecom fraud prevention, marketing strategies, US EX-IM and VC financing. Mr. Chaudhuri is seasoned in Corporate Management, International Business Development and Sales & Marketing and has successfully conducted business in thirty-three countries, worldwide.

Mr. Chaudhuri holds an MSEE in Communications from The George Washington University, B.Sc. (Honours) EEE degree from The University of Birmingham, UK; and a Certificate on Negotiations from Harvard. Mr. Chaudhuri is the former Chairman of Mobile Satellite Users Assoc. (MSUA), past member of US Dept. of Commerce Export Council, and a founding Board Member of USBAC, an NGO advising The Bangladesh Caucus at US Congress on policy relating to Bangladesh.

Roy Kampfer

Mr. Kampfer is a Partner and a Senior Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Kampfer has more than 30 years of experience in the satellite communications and aerospace industries. His specialties include telecommunications, earth observation, systems engineering, and program management.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Kampfer has been at the vanguard of a number of bold projects that have helped to reshape the space industry, including the Motorola IRIDIUM system which introduced Low-Earth Orbiting constellations to the commercial marketplace. Mr. Kampfer was amongst the first to procure commercial launch services from Russia and China his trailblazing efforts reshaped how these launch services were provided and procured.

Mr. Kampfer has worked on numerous satellite and space-related projects his primary areas of focus have been telecommunications and earth observation. He is an expert in satellite engineering and program management.

He has worked for a several companies including: Lockheed-Martin, Motorola, Fairchild, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and RCA.

Mr. Kampfer is a graduate of Lehigh University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Francesco Costanzo

Mr. Costanzo has over 40 years’ experience in design, development, implementation, testing and management of spacecraft and launch vehicle systems as well as extensive line and program management experience. He has a broad and varied international career in European and American space industries. Over the course of his career, Mr. Costanzo, interacted at various technical and management levels with industry and government organizations.

His career includes working as a Satellite program manager for scientific, commercial GEO and NGSO satellites. He also has extensive experience in launch vehicle mission integration: interfaces definition, mission analyses, launch site operations; he has been working on field monitoring: technical and programmatic oversight of major contracts (S/C level, bus and payload components).

Mr. Costanzo worked in different capacities for several space companies, including: Orbital Sciences, Intelsat, CTA, Fairchild, Arianespace, European Space Agency.

Mr. Costanzo has a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Genoa.