Summary: Binaries and multiple stars are a mandatory component in the simulation of the Milky Way. This note describes the properties of multiple stars as they have been implemented into the Universe Model part of the Gaia simulations from cycle 6 on.

 

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@UNPUBLISHED{LL:FA-054,
author = {F.~Arenou},
title={{T}he simulated multiple stars},
institution={Observatoire de Paris Meudon},
year={2010},
month={January},
url={http://www.rssd.esa.int/doc_fetch.php?id=2969346},
note={GAIA-C2-SP-OPM-FA-054},
type={Specification}
}