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4 August 2014 The commissioning of Gaia
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With the successful launch of the next generation space astrometry mission Gaia* in December 2013, this paper is going to provide an overview and status of this mission after its first half year of operations in space. We will provide a summary of the performed commissioning activities, the obtained findings, and how these first months of working on real data is impacting the DPAC operational concepts. The results will also provide a first glimpse of what Gaia will deliver in its future catalog releases.
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S. Els, T. Lock, G. Comoretto, G. Gracia, W. O'Mullane, N. Cheek, and A. Vallenari "The commissioning of Gaia", Proc. SPIE 9150, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 91500A (4 August 2014);


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