Garé Philippe - 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.
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European Space Agency
As a Focal Plane Assembly (FPA) system engineer for Gaia, Philippe Garé is responsible for the procurement of the Gaia FPA from industry. Philippe joined the European Space Agency in 1993 initially working in the Earth Observation Programme (Envisat – Optical instruments). Since then he has been payload system engineer for Integral (Spectrometer Integral) and for Eddington before joining the Gaia team in 2004.
He is the Gaia Payload Manager since summer 2009.
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