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GAIA payload module description
Author(s): Philippe Charvet; François Chassat; Frederic Safa; Giuseppe Sarri

Paper Abstract

The European Space Agency has approved Gaia, the sixth cornerstone mission of its Scientific Programme, and awarded the satellite development contract to EADS Astrium SAS at beginning of 2006 for its Implementation Phase.

The Gaia mission will provide unprecedented stellar position and radial velocity measurements. This will be used to produce a three-dimensional map of about one billion stars in our Galaxy and beyond. The most prominent feature of the Gaia satellite is the high precision payload, which is fully developed by EADS Astrium SAS. The paper is devoted to the payload description.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 105670M (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308160
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Charvet, EADS-Astrium (France)
François Chassat, EADS-Astrium (France)
Frederic Safa, EADS-Astrium (France)
Giuseppe Sarri, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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