Valette Véronique - Gaia
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CNES, Centres National d'Etudes Spatiales
Veronique Valette has a Master Science degree in computer engineering. She joined CNES in 1984 to work on software reliability and quality and she has been working on various projects on development and validation of mission or control centres (Topex-Poseidon, Jason, Envisat, SPOT mission centres, ATV Control Centre).
She joined CNES Gaia team in November 2008 as a system engineer, responsible for coordinating the technical aspects for all of the CNES Gaia-related activities. She is also the deputy manager of CU1: System Architecture.
In mid 2011, she has taken charge of the management of the CNES Gaia project.
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