Monthly Archives: June 2014

Commissioning the Radial Velocity Spectrometer

Guest blog post by George Seabroke, RVS Payload Expert, on behalf of the team commissioning the RVS instrument. The Radial Velocity Spectrometer (RVS) is one of three instruments onboard Gaia (see Figure 1). It is designed to...

Gaia takes science measurements

As part of the on-going commissioning tests, we are happy to be able to report on the first spectroscopy observations made by Gaia. You will have seen the ‘first light’ images from the early phases of commissioning...