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Rudolf Charles Meiner

space systems engineer

Rudolf Charles Meiner, Swiss space systems engineer. Member National Space Society (Washington), Planetary Society, Swiss Society Solar Energy, Space Studies Institute, Sunset Energy Council, Swiss Society Space Technology; Lodge: Lions (president 1983-1984).

Background

Meiner, Rudolf Charles was born on June 5, 1935 in St. Gall, Switzerland. Son of Charles A. and Paula (Rejhon) Meiner.

Education

Diploma, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, 1958. Degree in Engineering Stanford University, 1961. Technology coordinator Copers, Paris, 1962-1963.

Test engineer National Aeronautics and Space Administration-GSFC, Maryland, 1963-1964. Test engineer ESTEC, Delft, Netherlands, 1964-1966. Chief engineer ESLAB, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, 1966-1969.

Project scientist ESTEC, Noordwijk, 1969-1972. Head Spacelab systems and test engineer European Space Agency-ESTEC-SL, Noordwijk, 1972-1982, head long-term planning for Spacelab, 1982-1984. Manager Columbus Service Vehicle, 1984-1986, head Columbus special projects, since 1987.

Astronaut candidate European Space Agency, Paris, 1977.

Career

Chief engineer ESLAB, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, 1966-1969. Manager Columbus Service Vehicle, 1984-1986, head Columbus special projects, since 1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Works

  • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member National Space Society (Washington), Planetary Society, Swiss Society Solar Energy, Space Studies Institute, Sunset Energy Council, Swiss Society Space Technology. Lodge: Lions (president 1983-1984).

Connections

Married Johanna Catharina Maria Anke Crone, April 29, 1971. Children: Rebecca Pavlova, Larissa Charlotte.

father:
Charles A. Meiner

mother:
Paula (Rejhon) Meiner

spouse:
Johanna Catharina Maria Anke Crone

children:
Rebecca Pavlova Meiner

Larissa Charlotte Meiner