CDF Study Report: GaiaNIR – Study to Enlarge the Achievements of Gaia with NIR Survey
Publication date: 24 October 2017
Document reference: CDF-175(C)
This document is the assessment study report for GaiaNIR (Gaia Near Infra-Red), which was one of the proposals received in response to the 2016 Call for New Science Ideas in ESA's Science Programme. Three mission concepts were selected as a result of this call, and GaiaNIR was one of them.
The GaiaNIR proposal encompasses:
- Enlarging the astrometric achievement of Gaia to the astronomical sources which are only visible in Near Infra-Red
- Maintaining the accuracy of the Gaia optical reference frame
- Improving the star parallax and proper motion accuracy by revisiting the astronomical sources a number of years after Gaia.
This document was updated on 8 June 2018, with minor edits made to page 249 according to the final version of the document. The concerned lines are indicated by a blue band on the side of that page.