Cornerstone 6 Selection
The ESA Director of Science, Professor Roger Bonnet, today announced that the Gaia mission has been selected to be Cornerstone 6 of the ESA Science Programme. Further details are available on the ESA Science Page.
Report of the British "Near Earth Objects Task Force" published.
Among the recommendations put forward by the Task Force is that the British government " draw the attention of the European Space Agency to the particular role that Gaia, one of its future missions, could play in surveying the sky for Near Earth Objects. The Executive Summary of the report is available online.
The Space Science Advisory Committee of ESA recommends to the Science Programme Committee that Gaia be selected as Cornerstone 6.
More information is available on the ESA Science Web Site.