1.) The GaiaUB has published a video at their YouTube channel highlighting the Spanish participation in the Gaia satellite mission at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mopawvZhri4 .
Remember that the sunshield is one of the Spanish hardware contributions to the Gaia mission. This leads to part 2 of the newsflash:
2.) Based on information from Astrium the deployment test of the sunshield of the Gaia satellite was moved up by two days to October 10. Thus, Thursday will be a very interesting day – all eyes watchting the events in building S1B at the European spaceport in Kourou.