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#Gaia currently 1.24 mn km from Earth. #L2 arrival operations on track. Rotation has stopped & #Gaia is pointingcorectly to fire thrusters

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Today's #Gaia thruster burn has begun! Five thrusters are firing. All parameters look nominal


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Today's 2nd insertion burn is needed to stabilise us at # L2 - otherwise we would eventually 'fall out' & drift into interplanetary space

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#Gaia is in its operational Lissajous orbit around L2. The thruster burn today was perfect.

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#Gaia is in its operational Lissajous orbit around L2. The thruster burn today was perfect.

awesome!
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Ok, let's try this again (reworked it after making a boo boo on the EML-2 location being for Gateway not Gaia).

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/01/eml2-gaia-destination-future-possibilities/

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Nice article. I really look forward to the bonanza of understanding and discovery that the Gaia mission promises to unlock.
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here's one picture:



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Sadalmelik as seen by #Gaia. Telescope not yet focused, but it is still a beauty. pic.twitter.com/U4D5980Kbr
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Ok, let's try this again (reworked it after making a boo boo on the EML-2 location being for Gateway not Gaia).

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/01/eml2-gaia-destination-future-possibilities/

Thanks very informative article.

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Well! Time to open a Gaia Space Telescope thread on the Space Science forum, I think!
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Well! Time to open a Gaia Space Telescope thread on the Space Science forum, I think!

Ok!  ;)

ESA - Gaia updates

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32644.0

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