DPAC Newsletter

 

 

No. 24: October 21, 2014

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • Gaia status
  • Coordination Unit 7
  • Words of Gaia: Ecliptic
  • Gaia at your fingertips
  • PAYLOAD Experts
  • PhD corner
  • Calendar

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No. 23: April 25, 2014

In this issue:

  • Gaia project and DPAC News
  • CU2
  • Kourou
  • Cosmos & NDA
  • IGSL
  • How to chain observations of new minor planets ?
  • PhD corner
  • Calendar

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   No. 22: January 16, 2014

In this issue: 'Special Launch'
  • DPAC News
  • The selection of Gaia as ESA's 6th Cornerstone Mission
  • Gaia Tracking and Orbit Determination
  • The orbit of Gaia      
  • Gaia commissioning
  • A busy Christmas period for Gaia on its way to L2
  • Launch souvenirs

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No. 21: July 30, 2013

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • CU5
  • Words of Gaia: HEALPix
  • The Gaia Initial QSO Catalogue
  • Identification of known Solar system objects observed by Gaia
  • PhD corner
  • Calendar

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No. 20: May 3, 2013

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • Words of Gaia: Quasar
  • CU3
  • Ondřejov Observatory of the Astronomical Institute
  • Optimisation of the Scanning Law for a Relativity Experiment with Jupiter
  • GBOT Data Storage and Processing Centre
  • PhD and post-doc corner: Lovro Palaversa
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 19: February 1, 2013

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • Words of Gaia: Proper motions
  • Strasbourg
  • CU1
  • Gaia and unresolved galaxies
  • Initial Data Flow: From Gaia to DPAC
  • Consortium info
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 18: October 26, 2012

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • Words of Gaia: Lagrangian point L2
  • Focus on partners: Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux & Catania Astrophysical Observatory
  • Radial velocities for the HTPM project
  • Gaia Intermediate Data Releases
  • PhD and Post Doc corner: Nadejda Blagorodnova
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 17: July 19, 2012

In this issue:

  • Words of Gaia: Ptolemy's Catalogue of Fixed Stars
  • Focus on partners: The Gaia DPCT (Torino) team & Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
  • Eight ways to see double stars that seem single
  • Period analysis of variable objects in Gaia
  • PhD and Post Doc corner: Toni Santana i Ros
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 16: April 27, 2012

In this issue:

  • The Gould's Belt
  • Focus on partners: The Gaia team at the Konkoly Observatory (Hungary) & The Gaia team at GEPI (France)
  • The DPAC processing system
  • Where do we stand with AGIS in the year before launch?
  • PhD and Post Doc corner: Cheng Liu
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 15: January 30, 2012

In this issue:

  • Words of Gaia: Grating
  • Focus on partners: The Gaia team at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) & The Gaia team at LUPM (France)
  • Towards an accurate alignment of the VLBI and Gaia frames
  • Modelling the RVS Background Signal arising from Point Sources
  • PhD and Post Doc corner: Paraskevi Tsalmantza
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 14: October 26, 2011

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • Words of Gaia: Bug
  • Focus on partners: The Gaia team at OATo (Italy) & The Gaia team at IMCCE (France)
  • Spacecraft Test Campaigns
  • The AMBRE Project
  • PhD and Post Doc corner: Th. Merle
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 13: July 25, 2011

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • Words of Gaia: Quaternions
  • Focus on partners: The Gaia team at University of A Coruña (Spain) & The Astrophysics Gaia team at the Liège University (Belgium)
  • INPOP, Planetary ephemerides for Gaia
  • The RVS Single transit analysis
  • PhD and Post Doc corner on the DPAC wiki
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 12: April 29, 2011

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • GREAT News!
  • Focus on partners: The IfA Gaia team at Edinburgh University, UK & The Gaia team at Lund Observatory, Sweden
  • Classification with Apsis
  • Soyuz launchpad in Kourou
  • ELSA: Ummi Abbas
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 11: January 31, 2011

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • Words of Gaia: Hammer-Aitoff projection
  • Focus on partners: The CNES GAIA team & Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Cross matching for Gaia
  • The Besançon Galaxy model
  • ELSA: Luca Santoro
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 10: October 29, 2010

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • Words of Gaia: JAVA
  • The Gaia model
  • Focus on partners: ARI & ESAC
  • The role of solar activities on the Gaia mission flow
  • Gaia observations of asteroids: waiting for the revolution
  • ELSA: Aidan Fries
  • Calendar of meetings

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No. 9: July 23, 2010

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • Words of Gaia: Window
  • Focus on Partners: The Astronomical Padova Observatory & the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur
  • The morphology of millions of Galaxies that Gaia will observe
  • Calibration of the Gaia clock
  • Focus on ELSA
  • GREAT update
  • Agenda

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No. 8: April 29, 2010

In this issue:

  • DPAC News
  • Words of Gaia: Stellar Classification
  • Focus on Partners: The Royal Observatory of Belgium & the Gaia team at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge
  • The Gaia Astrometric Survey of Planetary Systems
  • A million of CPU hours for Gaia simulation
  • Focus on ELSA programme: Mihaly Varadi
  • New on Gaia web portal

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No. 7: January 28, 2010

In this issue:

  • DPAC Project Office
  • Words of Gaia: Radial Velocity
  • Focus on Partners: Department of Astronomy at the University of Vienna, Austria & Division of Astronomy and Space Physics at Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Astrometric velocity determination
  • Ground-Based Observations for Gaia
  • Focus on ELSA programme: Thibaut Prod'homme

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No. 6: October 30, 2009

In this issue:

  • Testing the DPAC integration: when the journey together begins
  • Focus on Partners: Copenhagen University - The Niels Bohr Institute & Geneva Observatory, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Radial Velocity Zero-Point for the Gaia RVS
  • Photometric Science alert
  • ELSA School on "the Techniques of Gaia" (28 September - 2 October)
  • News and events: November in Nice

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No. 5: July 30, 2009

In this issue:

  • Critical Design Review
  • Words of Gaia
  • Focus on Partners: NKU of Athens & Lohrmann-Observatorium, TU Dresden
  • Testing General Relativity with Gaia
  • Monitoring the Gaia Basic Angle
  • Focus on ELSA programme: Ester Pasquato
  • News and events
  • Agenda

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No. 4: April 30, 2009

In this issue:

  • MOC at ESOC
  • Focus on Partners: University of Lisbon & Observatoire de Besançon
  • Gaia data volume in perspective
  • Managing stellar multiplicity or the art of recycling
  • Mass of planets
  • Focus on ELSA programme: Dagmara Oszkiewicz
  • Gaia at IAU
  • Agenda

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No. 3: January 22, 2009

In this issue:

  • The Gaia Project / DPAC Interface Control Document
  • Consortium main figures
  • Focus on Partners: K.U. Leuven & Astronomical Observatory of Bologna
  • Gaia satellite
  • Building the Gaia Main Database
  • Focus on ELSA programme: Berry Holl
  • DPAC public webpages
  • Agenda

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No. 2: October 16, 2008

In this issue:

  • DPAC news
  • GAIA or Gaia?
  • Consortium figures
  • Focus on Partners: Universidad de Barcelona & Mullard Space Science Laboratory
  • DPAC Development cycles
  • Gaia and periodic variable stars
  • Developing Gaia's astrometric solution seeker
  • WMAP posing as test object for Gaia's Ground Based Optical Tracking Project
  • Focus on ELSA programme: Maya Belcheva
  • News from GREAT (Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training)
  • Agenda

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No. 1: March 20, 2008

In this issue:

  • Main features of DPAC organisation
  • News from DPAC executive
  • Focus on partners
  • Gaia Focal Plane
  • Reference system and Frame
  • Abundances: an astrophysical challenge for Gaia
  • Launcher
  • About ELSA programme
  • Calendar

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