18 July 2014 Quasi-automatic software support for Gaia ground based optical tracking
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The ESA Gaia satellite mission will create a catalog of 1 billion stars with unprecedented astrometric precision. To achieve its aim in terms of astrometric precision, a ground based optical tracking campaign (GBOT) of the satellite itself is necessary during the five years of the mission. We present an overview of the GBOT project as a whole in another contribution1 (Altmann et al. in SPIE category "observatory operations"). The present paper will focus more specifically on the software solutions developed by the GBOT group.
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S. Bouquillon, S. Bouquillon, C. Barache, C. Barache, T. Carlucci, T. Carlucci, F. Taris, F. Taris, M. Altmann, M. Altmann, A. H. Andrei, A. H. Andrei, R. Smart, R. Smart, Iain A. Steele, Iain A. Steele, Sebastian G. Els, Sebastian G. Els, "Quasi-automatic software support for Gaia ground based optical tracking", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915203 (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054667; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054667

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