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A major step towards the completion of the scientific payload on ESA's Euclid space mission has been completed, following the delivery of the detectors for the Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) instrument.
Published: 23 July 2019
Scientists in the Euclid Consortium have selected three extremely dark patches of the sky that will be the subject of the mission's deepest observations, aiming at exploring faint and rare objects in the Universe. The position of the Euclid Deep Fields – one in the northern sky and two in the southern sky – was announced last week, during the...
Published: 12 June 2019
ESA's Euclid mission has passed its critical design review, marking the successful completion of a major phase in the progress of the project.
Published: 18 December 2018
In order to observe billions of faint galaxies and investigate the nature of the dark Universe, ESA's pioneering Euclid mission will require state-of-the-art optics. The first optical element to be delivered, the telescope's primary mirror (M1), has arrived at the premises of Airbus Defence & Space in Toulouse.
Published: 15 November 2018
ESA's Euclid mission has passed another important milestone with the delivery of the first three state-of-the art detectors for the Near-Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer instrument.
Published: 26 April 2017
An important milestone has been passed in the development of Euclid, a pioneering ESA mission to observe billions of faint galaxies and investigate the nature of dark matter and dark energy. The first flight hardware, in the form of four detectors known as Charge Coupled Devices (CCDs), has been delivered to Mullard Space Science Laboratory...
Published: 7 February 2017
Euclid, ESA's dark Universe mission, has passed its preliminary design review, providing confidence that the spacecraft and its payload can be built. It's time to start 'cutting metal'.
Published: 17 December 2015
ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESTEC, hosted more than 200 representatives of space industry at the spacecraft industry day (15 January 2014) for its Euclid mission. ESA and the Prime Contractor for Euclid, Thales Alenia Space, presented the mission, including its procurement plan and related business opportunities.
Published: 16 January 2014
The construction of ESA's Euclid space mission to explore the 'dark Universe' will be led by Italy's Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor, beginning the full industrial phase of the project.
Published: 8 July 2013
The module carrying the telescope and scientific instruments of ESA's Euclid 'dark Universe' mission is now being developed by Astrium in Toulouse, France.
Published: 11 June 2013
NASA has officially joined ESA's Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to investigate the mysterious natures of dark matter and dark energy.
Published: 24 January 2013
ESA's Euclid mission to explore the hidden side of the Universe - dark energy and dark matter - reached an important milestone today that will see it head towards full construction.
Published: 20 June 2012
The scientific community is invited to participate in the Euclid mission by responding to the present Announcement of Opportunity (AO). This AO solicits proposals for the appointment of the second Independent Legacy Scientist in the Euclid Science Team. The deadline for submission of proposals is 12 April 2012, 12:00 CET.
Published: 15 February 2012
The Euclid Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals from a single consortium to cover all nationally-funded contributions to the mission, namely: a) Elements of the payload, comprised of the two scientific instruments (VIS and NISP); b) Elements of the Science Ground Segment (SGS); and c) Consortium-appointed membership in the Euclid Science Team (EST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 22 July 2010
The scientific community is invited to participate in the Euclid mission by responding to the present Announcement of Opportunity (AO), which solicits proposals for the appointment of two Independent Legacy Scientists (ILSs) in the Euclid Science Team (EST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 22 July 2010
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