Despite the Covid-19 crisis, the teams of the data analysis consortium, the DPAC have continued to work hard and the publication of the Gaia EDR3 (Gaia Early Data Release 3) is now 12:0 on December 3, 2020.
Gaia Data Release 3 is split into two installments: the early release called Gaia Early Data Release 3 (Gaia EDR3) and the full Gaia Data Release 3 (Gaia DR3). Gaia EDR3 will be released on 3 December 2020 at 12:00 CET. The full Gaia Data Release 3 (Gaia DR3) is planned for the first half of 2022.
As for previous releases, the Gaia (E)DR3 data is made available through the Gaia Archive and partner data centers. An overview page for Gaia Early Data Release 3 helps to find all relevant information for the Gaia EDR3 release. More detailed information on the expected contents for the full Gaia DR3 release will follow later.