Muinonen Karri - Gaia
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Karri Muinonen is a member of the Gaia DPAC, specifically Coordination Unit 4. He is in charge of the Development Unit on Orbital Inversion, in particular, asteroid orbital inversion for short observational time intervals. He is contributing to the understanding of the physical characteristics of asteroids and their surfaces. In the ELSA (European Leadership in Space Astrometry) network, he is in the Scientist in Charge of the Helsinki node.
[Published: 18/08/2003 | Updated: 07/06/2007]
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