Posted on 29 July 2014 by emily
'Go' for science
Following the extensive in-orbit commissioning review and after encountering the unexpected challenges highlighted previously on the blog, Gaia is now ready to begin its science mission.
Read the announcement published today on the ESA Portal: Gaia: 'Go' for science
And for a full quantitative analysis of Gaia’s expected science performance based on the results of commissioning, see: Commissioning review: Gaia ready to start routine operations