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The design of the Euclid telescope is mainly driven by the requirements to provide both excellent visible channel imaging quality and a simultaneous field for near-infrared spectroscopy and photometry.
The Euclid telescope is a three mirror Korsch configuration with a
In order to meet the scientific performance requirements, such as having internal background well below the zodiacal sky background, the telescope must operate at a reduced temperature - a maximum operating temperature of about 240 K can be tolerated for the telescope.