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Participants at the International Hipparcos Press Conference, 11 April 1988

Participants at the International Hipparcos Press Conference, 11 April 1988


Date: 11 April 1988
Satellite: Hipparcos
Location: ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands
Copyright: ESA - J. van Haarlem

From left to right, Erik Høg, Catherine Turon, Jean Kovalevsky and Pierre Lacroûte at the International Hipparcos Press Conference, 11 April 1988.

At the press conference Reimar Lüst (not pictured) received the Hipparcos Input Catalogue from Catherine Turon in the presence of members of the Hipparcos science community and ESA Hipparcos team members. The Hipparcos Input Catalogue formed the mission's observing programme: it contained over 100 000 target stars that Hipparcos would monitor to obtain their astrometric properties.

Reimar Lüst served as the ESA Director General from 1984 to 1990. Erik Høg (Copenhagen University Observatory) led the NDAC (Northern Data Analysis) Consortium from 1982 to 1990 and the Tycho Consortium from 1983 to 1997. Catherine Turon led the Input Catalogue Consortium (INCA), tasked with choosing the target stars that Hipparcos would study. Jean Kovalevsky led the FAST (Fundamental Astronomy by Space Techniques) Consortium from 1982 to 1997. Pierre Lacroûte first proposed a space astrometry mission in 1967.

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