Interview with Reeth, George Van

From the Oral History of Europe in Space Collection

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Recorded in 11 March 2002 - 13 March 2002
Interview by D. Laureys in French

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education, professional career (page: 2-3, 11-12, 24-25, 34)
ESRO: ESTEC: ESTEC contracts: industrial contractors / project management / tendering: 1964-1971 (page: 3-6, 14-17)
ESRO: ESTEC: ESTEC contracts / ESTEC staff: geographical distribution: Belgium (page: 6-8, 45)
space exploitation: Eurospace (page: 9-10)
ESRO: ESTEC: ESTEC site: 1961-1964 (page: 12-13)
ESRO: ESTEC: ESTEC contracts: patents (page: 16-17)
ESRO: ESTEC: ESRO-2 satellite: ESTEC study contract: Belgium (page: 17-18)
ESRO: ESRO-1 satellite: industrial contractors: United States of America (page: 18)
ESRO: TD satellite: aerospace industry: Italy: 1960-1968 (page: 18-19)
ESRO: ESTEC: HEOS satellites: Belgium: industrial consortium / industrial contractor / university (page: 19-23)
ELDO: ELDO crisis: Europa launcher / ELDO liquidation: 1972-1973 (page: 23-28, 34)
European Space Conference: Belgium: LIIIS launcher / Spacelab: 1972-1973 (page: 28-30, 32)
ELDO/ESRO: Belgium: central government (page: 30-31)
ESA: ESA Convention: ESA programmes / national research policy: Belgium / France: 1974-1976 (page: 33-34)
ESA: ESA setting up (page: 35-37)
space exploitation: Arianespace: ESA / NASA shuttle / TCI affair: 1972-1986 (page: 37-40)
ESA: ESA member States / ESA programmes: Federal Republic of Germany / France / Italy: Columbus laboratory / Hermes shuttle: 1979-1991 (page: 42)
ESA: Belgium: industrial return: ESA budget: 1975-1992 (page: 40-42, 44-46)
Cited Persons

Archibald, Jane, Aubinière, Robert, Bolland, Jean-Pierre, Defay, Jacques, Denisse, Jean-François, Dohnanyi, Klaus Von, Eesbeek, Jef Van, Geens, Gaston, Gehriger, Helmut, Gibson, Roy, Hanin, Charles, Laurent, Jacques, Lefèvre, Théo, Lines, Freddy, Spaey, Jacques, Stenmans, Alain, Vandenkerckhove, Jean

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