Jean-François Flamand is the Sentinel-3A Product Assurance and Safety Manager.
A Belgian national, he joined ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESTEC, in the Netherlands in February 2003. His started as a reliability and safety engineer supporting the development of the Galileo navigation system, the ADM-Aeolus Earth Explorer satellite and the Vega launcher. In 2007, he joined the Sentinel-3 project team as the product assurance and safety manager.
Jean-François graduated as a civil engineer specialising in physics from the Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université Libre in Brussels in 1996. Prior to joining ESA, Jean-François worked at Alstom Transport Belgium as a reliability and safety engineer on the Thalys Automatic Train Protection System and then at the European Railway Traffic Management System, developed by the European Railway Agency and the European Commission. He then moved to ALCATEL Space in Toulouse in France and to work as a reliability and safety manager on the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service project, a satellite-based augmentation system developed by ESA, the EC and Eurocontrol.