Girouart Bénédicte - Gaia
Gaia was proposed in 1993 and since then, many people have been involved in the Gaia mission, whether at ESA, at industry side or at one of the institutes involved in the Gaia data processing. The Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) is a collaboration which consists of around 450 scientists and engineers.
The list of Gaia contributors presented here should not be considered a complete representation of the entire consortium. A more complete list of Gaia contributors that were involved in the creation of the Gaia catalogues can be obtained from the author lists of the Gaia Collaboration papers (for Gaia Data Release 1 see here, for Gaia Data Release 2 see here, for Gaia Early Data Release 3 see here). A history of contributions to the Gaia mission can be found from the acknowledgements given with each data release.
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Bénédicte Girouart received her Aerospace engineer diploma in 1997 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (Supaéro), with a specialisation in Control Systems. She worked nine years in this field at EADS Astrium (Toulouse), mainly on Attitude and Orbit Control Sub-systems (AOCS) and Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC), starting with R&D activities (advanced control and estimation theory, re-entry, navigation techniques, and Phase-A studies) before moving towards AOCS development and validation for Earth Observation and Scientific programmes (Pléiades, Venus Express, and THEOS).
She joined the European Space Agency in 2006 as Control Systems Engineer in the Control System Division of the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management, in ESTEC. Since then, she has been providing AOCS support for Gaia, together with being technical officer for several AOCS exploratory activities and advanced studies and being involved in ECSS standard preparation.
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