Industrial ITT Documentation Released
1 July 2005
The Gaia Project Team in ESA-ESTEC, supported by the ESA Contracts Department, has released the complete package of documentation representing the industrial 'Invitation to Tender' for Phases B2/C/D (detailed design, development, launch and commissioning of the Gaia satellite), including the detailed 'Statement of Work' and the 'Mission Requirements Document'. This represents the formal start of the final steps of the Gaia satellite development. The selected industrial prime contractor will be announced in February 2006, and the target launch date is late 2011.