The Gaia mission

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Prusti, T.; de Bruijne, J. H. J.; Brown, A. G. A.; Vallenari, A.; Babusiaux, C.; Bailer-Jones, C. A. L.; Bastian, U.; Biermann, M.; Evans, D. W.; Eyer, L.; Jansen, F.; Jordi, C.; Klioner, S. A.; Lammers, U.; Lindegren, L.; Luri, X.; Mignard, F.; Milligan, D. J.; Panem, C.; Poinsignon, V.; Pourbaix, D.; Randich, S.; Sarri, G.; Sartoretti, P.; Siddiqui, H. I.; Soubiran, C.; Valette, V.; van Leeuwen, F.; Walton, N. A.; Aerts, C.; ... view all 625 authors
  • Publisher: EDP SCIENCES S A
  • Subject: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Astronomy & Astrophysics, space vehicles: instruments, Galaxy: structure, astrometry, parallaxes, proper motions, telescopes, FGK BENCHMARK STARS, GENERAL-RELATIVISTIC MODEL, COVARIANCE EXPANSION MODEL, CCD RADIATION-DAMAGE, CA-II TRIPLET, ASTROMETRIC SOLUTION, STANDARD STARS, SOLAR-SYSTEM, ERROR CHARACTERIZATION, GRAVITATIONAL-FIELD

Gaia is a cornerstone mission in the science programme of the European Space Agency (ESA). The spacecraft construction was approved in 2006, following a study in which the original interferometric concept was changed to direct-imaging approach. Both the spacecraft and... View more
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