Call for Payload Study Consortia for Cosmic Vision M-class Missions
23 May 2008ESA has issued a "Call for Declarations of Interest in Science Instrumentation" for the M-class Cosmic Vision mission, Euclid. Prospective Principal Investigators are invited to submit proposals outlining the composition of nationally funded consortia to carry out assessment level studies. Responses are due by 16:00 CEST on 11 July 2008.
ESA is currently carrying out an assessment study phase for 4 M-class missions which are candidates for the first launch slot (possibly at the end of 2017) in the Cosmic Vision plan. On 5 May a "Call for Declarations of Interest in Science Instrumentation" for 3 of the M-class Cosmic Vision mission studies (Cross-Scale, Marco Polo, and Plato) was issued. Today the Call for the fourth candidate mission, Euclid, is issued.
Documentation, timetable and submission process
Each Call for Declaration of Interest in Science Instrumentation includes a number of important documents. These are all available via the article (Call for Payload Study Consortia for Cosmic Vision M-class Missions) linked from the right-hand menu.
The timetable for these calls and details of the submission process are also available from the article linked from the right-hand menu.
For more information on programmatic matters please contact:
Dr. Marcello Coradini
Solar System Missions Coordinator, ESA HQ
Dr. Fabio Favata
Astronomy and Fundamental Physics Missions Coordinator, ESA HQ