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A general relativistic scenario is utilized to build a non-perturbative model, in Schwarzschild metric, for the representation of observed angles among star pairs. This model is then applied to an end-to-end simulation of the GAIA satellite , a concept for global astrometry within the 2000+ scientific program of the European Space Agency. GAIA is expected(More)
—Gaia is an ambitious space mission of the European Space Agency which will chart a three-dimensional map the Milky Way to study the composition formation and evolution of our Galaxy. Our research team is developing the AVU-GSR verification module, aiming to obtain a reconstruction of the celestial sphere using a subset of GAIA observations. The authors(More)
Gaia is a 5-year ESA (European Space Agency) cornerstone mission launched at the end of 2013. Its main goal is the production of a 5-parameter astrometric catalogue (i.e. positions, parallaxes and the two components of the proper motions) at the micro-arcsecond level for about 1 billion stars of our Galaxy by means of high-precision measurements. The main(More)
Exact general relativistic observation equations for the GAIA concept were derived for a static sphere, i.e., with only stellar angular coordinates as un-knowns. These equations were then put to test in an end-to-end simulation of the current baseline mission. Although the applicability of the present model is limited to the case of an observer in the(More)
Modern astrometry is based on angular measurements at the micro-arcsecond level. At this accuracy a fully general relativistic treatment of the data reduction is required. This paper concludes a series of articles dedicated to the problem of relativistic light propagation, presenting the final microarcsecond version of a relativistic astrometric model which(More)
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