Applications Products Services Support About EuroSim
ObjectiveThe Gaia realtime simulator and avionics special checkout equipment (SCOE) are created to support the development and verification of the Gaia spacecraft. EuroSim is at the heart of this electronic ground support (EGSE) equipment.
ContextGaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will provide unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements with the accuracies needed to produce a stereoscopic and kinematic census of about one billion stars in our Galaxy and throughout the Local Group. This amounts to about 1 per cent of the Galactic stellar population.
Role of EuroSimEuroSim is the central simulation infrastructure for the verification facilities of the Gaia spacecraft. It is used in two main configurations: