The Euclid spacecraft will have a launch mass of around 2100 kg. It will be about 4.5 metres tall and 3.1 metres in 'diameter' (with appendages stowed). The nominal mission lifetime is six years.
|Artist's impression of Euclid. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab|
The Euclid spacecraft will be made up of two major assemblies:
- payload module – houses the telescope, the focal plane components of the instruments and some of the data processing electronics;
- service module – contains the satellite systems: power distribution, attitude control, propulsion, telecommand, telemetry and data handling.