European Space Agency
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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