Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of TBR/UserApp/Space/GAIA


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    5 '''Gaia''' ('''Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics''') is an ambitious space mission organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) and involves conducting a census of approximately one billion stars in our galaxy (1 per cent of the Galactic stellar population). Gaia will monitor each of its target stars roughly 70 times over a five-year period. It is scheduled to launch on October of 2013, on a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Sinnamary, part of Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Gaia is the successor to the Hipparcos mission and will rely on the proven principles from the Hipparcos mission. It is predicted that Gaia will discover hundreds of thousands of new celestial objects, such as extra-solar planets and brown dwarfs. The total cost of the mission is approximately 650 milllion euros which includes the manufacture, launch and ground operations. The mission will end 5 years after launch (2018).
     5'''Gaia''' ('''Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics''') is an ambitious space mission organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) and involves conducting a census of approximately one billion stars in our galaxy (1 per cent of the Galactic stellar population). Gaia will monitor each of its target stars roughly 70 times over a five-year period. Gaia is the successor to the Hipparcos mission and will rely on the proven principles from the Hipparcos mission. It is predicted that Gaia will discover hundreds of thousands of new celestial objects, such as extra-solar planets and brown dwarfs. The total cost of the mission is approximately 650 milllion euros which includes the manufacture, launch and ground operations.  Gaia is scheduled to launch on October of 2013, on a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Sinnamary, part of Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and will end 5 years after launch (2018).
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    16 ESA's pervious Hipparcos mission cataloged more than 100 000 stars to high precision, and more than a million stars to lesser precision. Since the Hipparcos mission, technology has greatly improved and the successor mission, Gaia will provide with similar cataloguing aims as Hipparcos but with a much more ambitious payback.
    17 The Gaia mission was proposed in October 1993 by Lennart Lindegren (Lund University, Sweden) and Michael Perryman (European Space Agency) in response to a call for proposals for ESA's Horizon Plus long-term scientific programme. Gaia was approved in 2000 as an ESA Cornerstone mission, and will be launched in 2013.The B2 phase of the project was authorized on 9 February 2006, with EADS Astrium taking responsibility for the hardware.
     16ESA's pervious Hipparcos mission cataloged more than 100,000 stars to high precision, and more than a million stars to lesser precision. Since the Hipparcos mission, technology has greatly improved and the successor mission, Gaia will provide with similar cataloguing aims as Hipparcos but with a much more ambitious payback.
     17In response to a call for proposals for ESA's Horizon 2000 Plus, the Gaia mission was proposed in October 1993 by Lennart Lindegren (Lund University, Sweden) and Michael Perryman (European Space Agency). Gaia was approved in 2000 as an ESA Cornerstone mission, and will be launched in 2013. The B2 phase of the project was authorized on 9 February 2006, with EADS Astrium taking responsibility for the hardware.
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    22 Gaia is equipped with two optical telescopes that can precisely determine the location of stars and split their light into a spectrum for analysis. Gaia has a mass of 2030 kg and has a focal plane containing 106 CCD detectors. There are two sections to the spacecraft, the payload module and the service module. The payload consists of the telescopes and other instruments. The service module contains the propulsion system, the communications units and other essential components that allow the spacecraft to function and return data to Earth. Beneath the service module and the payload module is the sunshield and solar array assembly.
     22Gaia is equipped with two optical telescopes that can precisely determine the location of stars and split their light into a spectrum for analysis. Gaia has a total mass of 2030 kg and has a focal plane containing 106 CCD detectors. There are two sections to the spacecraft, the payload module and the service module. The payload consists of the telescopes and other instruments. The service module contains the propulsion system, the communications units and other essential components that allow the spacecraft to function and return data to Earth. Beneath the service module and the payload module is the sunshield and solar array assembly.
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