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Euclid

ESA
Mission
with
Participation
from
NASA

 

Euclid
NASA
Science
Center
at
IPAC

Launch:

  • Launch: 2020 from Kourou
  • Launcher: Soyuz ST2-1B
  • Launch capability: 2160 Kg
  • Nominal mission duration: ~6 years
  • Payload: 1.2 m telescope, Korsch TMA
  • Orbit: Sun-Earth L2

Operations:

Euclid will provide science data downlink with K-band telemetry and 4 hours ground station contact. Commanding and housekeeping data will be provided with X-band telemetry. The compressed science data rate is 850 Gbits/day.

Mission operations will be conducted from the European Science Operations Center (ESOC), Darmstadt (Germany); science operations will be conducted from the European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC), Madrid (Spain).

NASA is preparing for the US role in Euclid. A project office has been established at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. will host the Euclid NASA Science Center (ENSCI).