Poinsignon Vincent - Gaia
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Vincent Poinsignon graduated in 1982 in the field of aeronautics and space at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (Sup'Aero), Toulouse, France. He joined Astrium (former Matra Espace) in 1983, involved in the Spot-1 Project (Earth Observation).
In 1999, he took up the challenge of the Mars Express project, the first European interplanetary mission, as Project Manager. In 2005, he took over the responsibility of the Gaia project industrial proposal and then the Gaia Project management. In 2012, he became Head of the European Science Projects Division in Astrium, gathering the challenging Gaia, BepiColombo, and Lisa Pathfinder programmes.
In his spare time, Vincent likes walking in the countryside looking at the starred night ...
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