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Paper: A New Consortium: the European Satellite Partnership for Computing Ephemerides (ESPaCE)
Volume: 461, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI
Page: 659
Authors: Thuillot, W.; Lainey, V.; Dehant, V.; De Cuyper, J.-P.; Arlot, J.-E.; Gurvits, L.; Hussmann, H.; Oberst, J.; Rosenblatt, P.; Marty, J.-C.; Vermeersen, B.
Abstract: ESPaCE, the European Satellite PArtnership for Computing Ephemerides, is a new EC-FP7 program which aims at strengthening the collaborative activities in the domain of the development of ephemerides and reference systems for natural satellites and spacecraft. This program started in June 2011 for a 4 year duration. For this program, teams from seven European institutions (IMCCE, ROB, TUB, JIVE, DLR, CNES, TUD) convened to get benefit from their mutual expertises in order to reach a better knowledge of the dynamics and physics of natural satellites and of spacecraft motions. All the results and documents, in particular improved ephemerides, will be made available using standard formats (VO standard, SPICE kernels) for the use by space agencies, planetary scientists, or the public.
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