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EUCLID mission baseline design
Author(s): Oswald Wallner; Klaus Ergenzinger; Rainer Wilhelm; Ludovic Vaillon

Paper Abstract

EUCLID is a mission to accurately measure the accelerated expansion of the universe. It has been selected for implementation with a launch planned for 2020. EUCLID will map the large-scale structure of the Universe over 15.000 deg2 of the extragalactic sky and it will measure galaxies out to redshifts of z=2 EUCLID consists of a 1.2 m telescope and two scientific instruments for ellipticity and redshift measurements in the visible and near infrared wavelength regime.

We present a design for the EUCLID space segment, targeting optimum performance in terms of image quality and stability and maximum robustness with respect to performance, resources and instrument interfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105640R (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309034
Show Author Affiliations
Oswald Wallner, Astrium Satellites (France)
Klaus Ergenzinger, Astrium Satellites (France)
Rainer Wilhelm, Astrium Satellites (France)
Ludovic Vaillon, Astrium Satellites (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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