Hopkinson Gordon - 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.
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Gordon Hopkinson (1952-2010)
Sira Electro-Optics Ltd
Gordon Hopkinson worked at the electro-optical company Sira UK. He was involved in radiation studies of candidate Gaia CCDs in 2000, and was also involved in the radiation testing and modelling of the prototype CCDs being manufactured for Gaia by e2v, under contract to ESA.
Gordon passed away on the 12th September 2010.
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[Published: 22/09/2003; Updated: 17/09/2010]
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