Balley Jean-Pierre - Gaia
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European Space Agency
Jean-Pierre Balley is the Product Assurance and Safety Manager for Gaia, working as integrated support within the Project Team. Jean-Pierre obtained his mechanical engineer diploma in 1991 from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), his specialisation field being Quality Assurance. He spent 12 years in this field in Industry at EADS Les Mureaux (previously named Aerospatiale), mainly working on the Ariane 5 launcher and the Automated Transfer Vehicle ATV, supporting various in-house and subcontracted structures, propulsion systems, pyrotechnical devices and mechanisms. He joined the European Space Agency in 2003 as support engineer in charge of several projects like the AmerHis advanced telecommunication payload or the Vega small launcher. Jean-Pierre is based at ESTEC in The Netherlands.
He is no longer working for the Gaia mission.
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