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The Gaia team at the Observatory of the Côte d’Azur has officially been created in 2005 to formalize participation of the Lagrange Laboratory into the preparation of the ESA mission, Gaia.

Not only, scientific work is an objective of the team, but high responsibilities within the DPAC (Data Processing and Analysis Consortium) and within the French participation including relationship with CNES.






 All DPAC Newsletter are available on ESA website

No. 22: January, 2014

In this issue: ’Special Launch’

  • DPAC News
  • The Selection of Gaia as ESA’s 6th Cornerstone Mission
  • Gaia Tracking and Orbit Determination
  • The orbit of Gaia 
  • Gaia commissioning
  • A busy Christmas period for Gaia on its way to L2
  • Launch souvenirs




 To upload this issue and the previous on DPAC Newsletter

   Spitzer Finds a Flavorful Mix of Asteroids (full text from NASA here and original Press release in French by Researchers from Cassiopee Lab here)