Bougoin Michel - Gaia
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Michel Bougoin is one of the directors of Boostec, a small French company based in Tarbes, south-west of Toulouse, world leaders in the development of silicon carbide mirrors for ground and space applications. Working closely with Astrium Toulouse, Boostec has developed the prototype mirrors for Gaia (2002-04) during the industrial definition study (see Gaia Picture of the Week for 7 July 2003).
Find out more about Boostec from their website.
Michel is no longer working for the Gaia mission.
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