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ID: 660840.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Euclid: ESA's mission to map the geometry of the dark universe
Authors:Laureijs, R.; Gondoin, P.; Duvet, L.; Saavedra Criado, G.; Hoar, J.; Amiaux, J.; Auguères, J. -. L.; Cole, R.; Cropper, M.; Ealet, A.; Ferruit, P.; Escudero Sanz, I.; Jahnke, K.; Kohley, R.; Maciaszek, T.; Mellier, Y.; Oosterbroek, T.; Pasian, F.; Sauvage, M.; Scaramella, R.; Sirianni, M.; Valenziano, L.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2012
Title of Proceedings:Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Start Page:id. 84420T-84420T
End Page:8
Volume (in Series):8442
Name of Conference/Meeting:Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Euclid is a space-borne survey mission developed and operated by ESA. It is designed to understand the origin of the Universe's accelerating expansion. Euclid will use cosmological probes to investigate the nature of dark energy, dark matter and gravity by tracking their observational signatures on the geometry of the Universe and on the history of structure formation. The mission is optimised for the measurement of two independent cosmological probes: weak gravitational lensing and galaxy clustering. The payload consists of a 1.2 m Korsch telescope designed to provide a large field of view. The light is directed to two instruments provided by the Euclid Consortium: a visual imager (VIS) and a near-infrared spectrometer-photometer (NISP). Both instruments cover a large common field of view of 0.54 deg2, to be able to survey at least 15,000 deg2 for a nominal mission of 6 years. An overview of the mission will be presented: the scientific objectives, payload, satellite, and science operations. We report on the status of the Euclid mission with a foreseen launch in 2019.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2012, September 1, 2012
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
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