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Aerospace engineer

Alain Pierre Esterle, French aerospace engineer. Achievements include patents in field. Decorated Chevalier de la LÚgion d'Honneur French Ministry of Defense. Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (paris 1961), Association Auronautique et Astronautique de France.

Background

Esterle, Alain Pierre was born on May 14, 1947 in Le Mans, France. Son of Fernand Robert Esterle and Marie Ambroisine Puyou.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1976.

Career

Space engineer National Center for Space Studies, Toulouse, France, 1973—1983. Delegate assistant for Strategic Affairs Ministry of Defense, Paris, 1995—1997, head Defense and strategy unit, 1997—1999. Deputy central director of information security National Secretariate for Natinal Defense, since 2000.

Deputy head of science program division National Center for Space Studies, 1984—1985, deputy director of space programmes, 1985—1986, head of microgravity research division, deputy head of science programmes division France (including Monaco), 1984—1985, deputy director of space programmes France (including Monaco), 1985—1986, head of microgravity research division France (including Monaco), 1986—1989, head of orbital infrastructure division, 1989—1993, deputy director for international affairs, 1993—1995. Teaching International Space University, Toronto, Toulouse, Barcelone, Strasbourg, 1990—1996. Task force consultant European Space Agency, Paris, 1993—1993.

Teaching Ecole nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace, Toulouse, 1983—1984. Teaching and consulting Technology University, Delft, Netherlands, 1997—1999. Editor The New Diderot Encyclopedia, Paris, 1993—1994.

Directorship The European Solar Sail Association, Paris, 1991—1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (paris 1961), Association Auronautique et Astronautique de France.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skiing, mountain hiking, travel, languages.

Connections

Married Laurence Thúrise Desayhes, June 28, 1998. Married Genevieve Solange Soulet, December 1972 (divorced June 1995). Children: Nicolas, Laurent Baptiste Schaffar, Frúdúric Schaffar, Rúmi.

father:
Fernand Robert Esterle

mother:
Marie Ambroisine Puyou

spouses:
Laurence Thúrise Desayhes

Genevieve Solange Soulet

children:
Rúmi Esterle

Laurent Baptiste Schaffar Esterle

Nicolas Esterle

Frúdúric Schaffar Esterle