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Paper: ESA Science Archives
Volume: 351, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XV
Page: 7
Authors: Parrilla, E.; Arviset, C.; Barbarisi, I.; Dowson, J.; Fajersztejn, N.; Freschi, M.; Guainazzi, M.; Hernandez, J.; Marin, D.; Olabarri, B.; Ortiz, I.; Osuna, P.; Salgado, J.; Stebe, A.
Abstract: The European Space Astronomy Centre will host all ESA astronomy (except HST) and planetary missions' archives. That currently includes ISO, XMM-Newton, Integral and the ESA's Planetary missions archives (Rosetta, Mars Express, Smart-1 and Giotto for the time being). In the future, Herschel, Planck, GAIA will also have their archives located at ESAC.
Since 2002, a dedicated Science Archives Team has been created at ESAC. This team provides support to various archive projects. Each member of the group is not dedicated to one project in particular, but is working on a specific sub-system across all the archive projects. There are some Database engineers, some experts on User Interface and Middle-Tier layer and others on Data Storage, Data Distribution and Interoperability aspects.
As part of the development of activities at ESAC, specific budget has now been setup to allow increased (VO) involvement of the ESAC Science Archives Team (see Barbarisi 2006).
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