Data Release scenario
On this webpage, the target release scenario is presented, based on the current status of processing.
Photometric and new asteroid science alerts are already being issued.
In general, individual epoch observations and transits will be released only with the final catalogue. However, when variable star solutions, etc. are released, relevant subsets of epoch data may also be released. Additionally, where the release of epoch data is of immediate scientific interest, such release will be made on an individual source-by-source basis through the science alerts.
After production of the catalogue for release, a validation exercise will be executed. The final, detailed release contents will be decided on only after completion of the validation work.
Warning: dense fields will not be fully populated in early releases, especially for stars fainter than ~15th magnitude.
|First release: 14 September 2016|
|Second release: 25 April 2018|
Please find the detailed description of the contents of Gaia Data Release 2 here.
Potentially, the catalogue will be consisting of:
|Final release for the nominal mission: end 2022|
The catalogue will be consisting of: