Renk Florian - Gaia
Gaia was proposed in 1993 and since then, many people have been involved in the Gaia mission, whether at ESA, at industry side or at one of the institutes involved in the Gaia data processing. The Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) is a collaboration which consists of around 450 scientists and engineers.
The list of Gaia contributors presented here should not be considered a complete representation of the entire consortium. A more complete list of Gaia contributors that were involved in the creation of the Gaia catalogues can be obtained from the author lists of the Gaia Collaboration papers (for Gaia Data Release 1 see here, for Gaia Data Release 2 see here, for Gaia Early Data Release 3 see here). A history of contributions to the Gaia mission can be found from the acknowledgements given with each data release.
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European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)
Florian is one of the two ESOC Mission Analysts working on Gaia.
In Mission Analysis the team accompanies the mission from the first idea to launch. It is the task of the mission analyst to translate the requirements drawn up by the science team into constraints, requirements and assumptions for the system design by proposing a mission scenario and analysing it for its performance. This as such is an interactive process with many interfaces: science, project, and operations.
Florian studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and at the University of Sydney, Australia. He later received his PhD from the University of Stuttgart working on Exploration Missions utilizing near-Earth Libration Points. Florian joined ESOC in 2009, directly entering the Libration Point Mission Analysis Group.
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