Status of Gaia
Gaia is performing its mission, taking regular measurements each day!
Here you can view the current detailed mission status.
- Gaia was launched on December 19, 2013.
- Gaia entered an orbit around the Lagrange point L2 on January 6, 2014.
- Commissioning officially ended on July 18, 2014.
- Afterwards the regular scientific measurements started (nominal mission: 5 years).
- Gaia Data Release 1 (first Gaia catalogue) was published on September 14, 2016.
- Gaia Data Release 2 (first Gaia catalogue without using previous catalogues) was published on April 25, 2018.
- End of nominal/start of extended mission: July 17, 2019
- Early Gaia Data Release 3 was published on December 3, 2020
- Gaia Data Release 3 was published on June 13, 2022
- Gaia FPR (Focused Product Release), last quarter of 2023
- End of Gaia's measurements (early 2025)
- Gaia Data Release 4 (release of nominal mission): not before end of 2025
- Gaia Data Release 5 (release of full mission): TBD