Cropper Mark - Gaia
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Mullard Space Science Laboratory,
Mark Cropper is at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UK, where he is leading the technical studies of the radial velocity spectrometer for Gaia, closely associated with the work of the radial velocity working group. He has been involved in many ground and space-based instrumentation programmes, including Gemini, Jet-X, Swift, and XMM-Newton.
More information on MSSL's studies for the radial velocity spectrometer are available on the RVS web site.
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