A year on-station for Gaia

Paris (ESA) Jan 15, 2015

Time flies when you’re mapping a billion stars! One year ago, Gaia performed its last major orbit insertion burn and was stable at ‘L2′ (see a href=”http://blogs.esa.int/gaia/2013/09/06/gaia-goes-to-l2-whats-an-ell-two”>What’s an ell-two /a>?). After a smooth, but operationally intense lift-off, LEOP (launch and early orbit phase) and transfer phase, in which Gaia travelled the 1.5 million km f —> Read More Here


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