|Launch of Gaia 19 December, 2013|
Dear Lord of Hosts
We thank you for the successful launch of the ESA Gaia satellite
We pray that You do not take it as yet another proud Tower of Babel raised for the vain glory of humanity but rather as the joint effort of Nations to learn more about the wonderful Universe you have created.
We ask your blessing to all those involved in this project to better understand the Milky Way You have made and to let your holy angels watch over this lonely traveller to its orbit.
As Christians we pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
08 January 2014
ESA's billion-star surveyor Gaia is now in its operational orbit around a gravitationally stable virtual point in space called 'L2', 1.5 million km from Earth.
Praise the Lord!