Philippe Ailleris is a senior project controller at the Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency (ESA), in the Netherlands. He is currently working in the Earth Observation Projects Department, for the Sentinel-1 and CO2M satellite missions of the EU Copernicus Programme.

As a French citizen, he has been interested by the UAP topic since the creation in 1977 of the French UAP research and information group (CNES/GEIPAN). His research focuses on the scientific examination of UAP observations and in particular on the creation of a systematic and rigorous science of the UAP phenomena.

In 2009, he founded the UAP Observations Reporting Scheme Project, which he initiated autonomously under the framework of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy.

Since 2015, he has been actively involved in the project UFODATA, related to the definition and development of a large international network of automated surveillance stations with sophisticated sensors that will monitor the skies 24/7 for detecting and measuring the physical characteristics of UAPS.

His latest research project focuses on the potential use of Earth Observation civilian satellites as a way to mine for anomalous aerial events.