de Bruijne Jos - Gaia
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European Space Agency
Jos de Bruijne works in the Science Division at ESTEC, in collaboration with the project scientist, on various system and payload aspects of Gaia. Since joining the Gaia team in October 2002, he has worked on, for example, the on-board timing requirements, on the on-board object detection, and on the astrometric, photometric, and spectroscopy accuracy models. He is also responsible for the contents maintenance of the Gaia Parameter Database and for the Gaia DR2 Primer. Since 2015, Jos is also active as Hipparcos liaison scientist - responsible for the Hipparcos archive, helpdesk, publication statistics, and website - and as performance scientist in the Advanced Telescope for High-ENergy Astrophysics (Athena) mission, due for launch in the early 2030s. For Athena, Jos' work involves monitoring and optimising mission performance, including effective area, background, environment (spacecraft orbit), and timing.
[Published: 25/08/2003 | Updated: 02/10/2020]
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