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EUCLID
EUCLID Satellite - © Thales Alenia Space - Italy
EUCLID Satellite - © Thales Alenia Space - Italy
CHARACTERISTICS 
EUCLID is an ESA satellite
To map the geometry of the dark Universe
2 instruments: VIS and NISP
A large-amplitude halo orbit around the Lagrange point L2
Lifetime 6.25 years

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The project main steps

Timeline

The EUCLID project, is part of ESA's program Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 which is the current cycle of ESA's long-term planning for space science missions.

Euclid mission objective is to map the geometry of the dark Universe. The mission will investigate the distance-redshift relationship and the evolution of cosmic structures. It achieves this by measuring shapes and redshifts of galaxies and clusters of galaxies out to redshifts ~2, or equivalently to a look-back time of 10 billion years. It will therefore cover the entire period over which dark energy played a significant role in accelerating the expansion.


Latest update 05/09/2013
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Key Events
05-06/12/2013
Euclid-France days at the IAP (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
 
July 2013
ESA selected THALES ALENIA Space - Italy as prime contractor for Euclid satellite
 
13-15/05/2013
Euclid Mission Conference 2013 at Leiden Observatory, Leiden, Netherlands
 
24/01/2013
NASA joins ESA's 'dark Universe' mission, NASA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ESA outlining its contribution to the mission.
 
12/2012
Astrium SAS (Toulouse) has been contracted by ESA to design and build the payload module
 
03/12/2012
"Journée Euclid-France" on December 3rd, at the "Museum d'histoire naturelle" in Toulouse
More information on http://euclidfrance.sciencesconf.org/
 
20/06/2012
ESA adoptes EUCLID mission
Read also the CNES/CNRS/CEA/UPMC press release (in French)
 
04/10/2011
ESA chose the two missions that will proceed further to implementation: Euclid and Solar Orbiter
 
Newsletters
02/05/2013
3rd EUCLID Newsletter
 
22/11/2012
2nd EUCLID Newsletter
 
12/06/2012
1st EUCLID Newsletter