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Paper: ESA Science Archives
Volume: 376, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI
Page: 703
Authors: Arviset, C.; Barbarisi, I.; Bini, G.; Dowson, J.; Fajersztejn, N.; Freschi, M.; Gomez, P.; Guainazzi, M.; Leon, I.; Ortiz, I.; Parrilla, E.; Osuna, P.; Salgado, J.; Stebe, A.
Abstract: The European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) will host all ESA astronomy (except HST) and planetary mission archives, which currently includes ISO, XMM-Newton, Integral, and the ESA’s Planetary missions archives (Rosetta, Mars Express, Smart-1, Huygens and Giotto for the time being). In the future, Herschel, Planck, Soho and Gaia will also have their archives located at ESAC. In 2002 a dedicated Science Archives Team was 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 works on a specific sub-system across all the archive projects. There are some Database engineers, some experts on User Interface and the Middle-Tier layer, and others on Data Storage, Data Distribution and Interoperability. 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 et al. 2007).
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