Interview with Bigot, Charles

From the Oral History of Europe in Space Collection
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Recorded in 06 February 2010 - Versailles
Interview by P.-F. Mouriaux and P. Varnoteaux in French

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education, professional career: CNRS Aeronomy Laboratory: Centaure launcher / Ile du Levant: ONERA: 1960-1963 17-18
space research: France / CNES: CNES Satellite Division: D1 / Tournesol satellite: 1963-1965 19-23
education, professional career: aeronautical engeneer / nuclear weapon: Casseur ballistic missile / Jericho ballistic missile: Dassault Group / rolling and welding process / SEREB: 1954-1959 2-7
space research: France / CNES: CNES Launcher Division / Diamant laucher: aerospace industry / LRBA / SEREB: 1966-1971 23-26, 34, 44
space research: France / CNES: CNES Launcher Division / Diamant-B launcher: Ariane launcher / DIAL / ELDO / LIIIS launcher: 1967-1970 27-30, 42, 47-50
ESA: Ariane L02: 1980 31
space exploitation: Arianespace: Ariane V15: Challenger space shuttle: 1982-1985 32-33, 35
space exploitation: Arianespace: industrial policy: Ariane V36: 1982-1990 34-37
space exploitation: Arianespace: Ariane 5: 1990-2000 37-39
international space exploration: space exploration prospects: Ariane 6 / Mars exploration / SITS project: scientific cooperation 39-44
space research: France / CNES: CNES Launcher Division: Diamant-BC launcher project / scientific cooperation: 1970 43-44
space research: France / CNES: CNES Satellite Division: FR1 satellite: 1965 45-46
international space exploration: NASA: Apollo XI: 1963-1969 46
space exploitation: Aerospatiale: Arabsat 51-52
education, professional career: CNRS Aeronomy Laboratory: French military launching sites in Algeria: sounding balloons / Véronique launcher: 1960-1963 8-17
Cited Persons
Allest, Frédéric D'; Attali, Charley; Aubinière, Robert; Barbé, Yves; Bernard, Jean-Marc; Béteille, Roger; Blamont, Jacques; Bonnet, Roger-Maurice; Carel, Olivier; Causse, Jean-Pierre; Chanin, Marie-Lise; Chauvallon, Gérard; Chevalier, Roger; Chiquet, Pierre; Courtois, Michel; Deschamps, Roland; Ducrocq, Albert; Dupin, Jacques; Gaillard, Félix; Gruau, Jean; Guage, Paul; Guinard, Jean-Paul; Hanin, Charles; Herchin, Michel; Jeannot, Louis-Dominique; Lüst, Reimar; Mitterrand, Jacques; Morin, Jean-Pierre; Namy, Xavier; Oppelt, Winfried; Palmiéri, Hubert; Ritzenhaler, Joseph; Sillard, Yves; Soufflet, Pierre; Usunier, Pierre; Vassy, Etienne; Vienne, Albert; Vignelles, Roger