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: aeronautical engeneer / nuclear weapon: Casseur ballistic missile / Jericho ballistic missile: Dassault Group / rolling and welding process / SEREB: 1954-1959 (page: 2-7)
education, professional career: CNRS Aeronomy Laboratory: French military launching sites in Algeria: sounding balloons / Véronique launcher: 1960-1963 (page: 8-17)
education, professional career: CNRS Aeronomy Laboratory: Centaure launcher / Ile du Levant: ONERA: 1960-1963 (page: 17-18)
space research: France / CNES: CNES Satellite Division: D1 / Tournesol satellite: 1963-1965 (page: 19-23)
space research: France / CNES: CNES Launcher Division / Diamant laucher: aerospace industry / LRBA / SEREB: 1966-1971 (page: 23-26, 34, 44)
space research: France / CNES: CNES Launcher Division / Diamant-B launcher: Ariane launcher / DIAL / ELDO / LIIIS launcher: 1967-1970 (page: 27-30, 42, 47-50)
ESA: Ariane L02: 1980 (page: 31)
space exploitation: Arianespace: Ariane V15: Challenger space shuttle: 1982-1985 (page: 32-33, 35)
space exploitation: Arianespace: industrial policy: Ariane V36: 1982-1990 (page: 34-37)
space exploitation: Arianespace: Ariane 5: 1990-2000 (page: 37-39)
space research: France / CNES: CNES Launcher Division: Diamant-BC launcher project / scientific cooperation: 1970 (page: 43-44)
international space exploration: NASA: Apollo XI: 1963-1969 (page: 46)
space exploitation: Aerospatiale: Arabsat (page: 51-52)
international space exploration: space exploration prospects: Ariane 6 / Mars exploration / SITS project: scientific cooperation (page: 39-44)
space research: France / CNES: CNES Satellite Division: FR1 satellite: 1965 (page: 45-46)
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

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