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Euclid

ESA
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NASA

 

Euclid
NASA
Science
Center
at
IPAC

About the Image

Date
July 14, 2014
ID
euclid2014-01a
Type
Artwork
Credit
ESA/C. Carreau

Artist's impression of Euclid

Euclid_spacecraft_illustration

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.

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.