Ready for space exploration! The Gaia scientific satellite was released into orbit by a Soyouz launcher from Kourou on Thursday 19th December. This 100% European mission will allow us to establish an extremely precise map of part of our galaxy by surveying more than a billion stars. On board Gaia, two highly precise telescopes will measure distances, positions, coordinates, star brightness, and study extra-solar planets over a period of 5 years. For this high technology scientific mission, high data rate links designed and manufactured by Axon’ Cable will contribute to giving us this clearer vision of the cosmos.