• TELEMETRY ON FRENCH BALLISTIC MISSILES AND EUROPEAN LAUNCH VEHICLES EVOLUTIONS AND PROSPECTS

      PIETERS, BERNARD; DIRECTION DES ESSAIS (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1986-10)
      The development of ballistic missiles and launch vehicles in the last twenty five years has required the engineering, perfecting and introduction of suitable testing and measuring facilities, more particularly telemetry equipment. We purpose to recall the major milestones of the evolution in this field of techniques throughout that period and to try to define some prospects for the future. We do not pretend to give a historical account, but only our thought on an industrial experience that we have lived through. Therefore, we entreat the reader’s indulgence for the non-exhaustive character of this paper and perhaps for some unintentional errors or distortions.