ESA Statement Regarding Cooperation With Russia
News Release • March 1, 2022
ESA has released a statement deploring the human casualties and tragic consequences of the war in Ukraine: "We are giving absolute priority to taking proper decisions, not only for the sake of our workforce involved in the programmes, but in full respect of our European values, which have always fundamentally shaped our approach to international...
Integration of Euclid's service and payload modules has started
News Release • December 14, 2021
The Euclid payload and service modules are currently at Thales Alenia Space in Torino, Italy, where they will be integrated to form the final, finished spacecraft. The integration of the service and payload modules has started.
Euclid's optical and infrared instruments integrated in spacecraft
News Release • April 15, 2021
The optical and infrared instruments of Euclid have passed their qualification and acceptance reviews and are now fully integrated into the spacecraft's payload module. This marks an important milestone for the Euclid mission (scheduled for launch in 2022).
Euclid Instruments Delivered to ESA
News Release • July 9, 2020
The Euclid mission has reached another milestone towards launch in 2022. Its two instruments, VIS and NISP, are now built and fully tested. These have been delivered to Airbus Defense and Space in Toulouse, France, where they are now being integrated with the telescope to form the mission's payload module.
Panel Discussion: US Archival Science with Euclid
News Release • May 26, 2020
IPAC will host an online panel discussion, "US Archival Science with Euclid", on June 8, 2020 at 11am PDT to discuss future opportunities for US-based archival science with Euclid. To register, please email the ENSCI helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Arianespace and ESA announce the Euclid satellite’s launch contract for dark energy exploration
News Release • April 6, 2020
Arianespace and ESA have announced the signing of a launch services contract for the Euclid satellite – with the mission’s timeframe for liftoff starting in mid-2022 from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
ESA Euclid Multimedia Gallery
News Release • September 6, 2019
ESA's Euclid Multimedia Gallery collects milestone images in the development of the Euclid Mission. The latest images show the integrated Structural and Thermal Model (STM) of the Euclid satellite at the Thales Alenia Space premises in Cannes, France.
NASA Delivers Hardware for ESA Dark Energy Mission
News Release • July 29, 2019
A major step towards the completion of the scientific payload on ESA's Euclid space mission has been completed, following the delivery of the detectors for the Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) instrument by NASA.
Euclid Dark Energy Telescope Selects Deep Fields
News Release • June 12, 2019
Three extremely dark patches of the sky have been selected for in-depth observations by the European Space Agency's Euclid mission. Researchers will probe these "Euclid Deep Fields" for faint and distant objects in the universe.
Spitzer awards time to observe Euclid Deep Field South
News Release • March 15, 2019
Prof. Claudia Scarlata (University of Minnesota) has been awarded Spitzer time to observe Euclid Deep Field South. Her team will conduct a 687hr survey of the definitive southern continuous viewing zone deep field of the 2020s using IRAC, the primary instrument on Spitzer. This survey will secure legacy data that will allow a broad range of scie...
Euclid Mission Now Ready for Final Assembly
News Release • December 18, 2018
ESA's Euclid mission has passed its critical design review, marking the successful completion of a major phase in the progress of the project. The review verified that the overall mission architecture and detailed design of all its elements is complete, ensuring that it will be able to perform the unprecedented galaxy survey needed to tackle the...
Keck awards 10 nights for Euclid calibration
News Release • December 6, 2017
Dr. Dan Masters (JPL) is the PI of a successful Keck proposal for a 2-semester, 10 night Key Strategic Mission Support program to complete the Euclid calibration in support of both the NASA PCOS and COS science goals. A primary objective of both Euclid and WFIRST is to provide a 3D map of the distribution of matter across a significant fraction ...
Over Eighty U.S. Scientists and Engineers Have Joined the Euclid Consortium
News Release • October 11, 2017
Euclid is an ESA space mission with NASA participation to probe the nature of the dark Universe, scheduled for launch in 2020. To date, 83 US scientist and engineers have become members of the Euclid Consortium.
Scientists of the Euclid Consortium announce the release of the largest simulated galaxy catalogue ever built
News Release • July 31, 2017
A key ingredient in order to prepare the scientific exploitation of the Euclid dataset is the development of synthetic observations of the real survey: a cosmological simulation that matches the expected volume and complexity of the real data. In a massive coordinated effort, a team of scientists of the Euclid project have worked together over t...
Dan Masters won the STAR prize for the biggest impact by a postdoc in the Euclid consortium
News Release • June 16, 2017
Daniel works on developing techniques to measure distances to the more than a billion galaxies that will be imaged by Euclid, an ESA-led space mission focused on understanding the nature of dark energy. The method he developed uses an advanced machine learning technique to map the true distribution of galaxy colors. These colors can then be rela...
NASA Delivers Detectors for ESA's Euclid Spacecraft
News Release • May 9, 2017
Three detector systems for the Euclid mission, led by ESA (European Space Agency), have been delivered to Europe for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument. The detector systems are key components of NASA's contribution to this upcoming mission to study some of the biggest questions about the universe, including those related to the propertie...
Euclid Photometric Calibration
News Release • April 14, 2017
To understand all aspects of the photometric calibration of the Euclid mission, the Euclid calibration working group held a three day workshop at ESAC (Madrid) on 20-22 September 2016. The informative talks presented at this workshop are now publicly available.
The Euclid/WFIRST Spitzer Legacy Survey Program
News Release • October 13, 2016
The Euclid/WFIRST Spitzer Legacy Survey proposal has been selected for observations in Spitzer GO Cycle 13. The PI is Dr. Peter Capak from IPAC, Caltech, leading an international team of 51 Co-Is. This ambitious program has been awarded 5286 hours of Spitzer Legacy Science Time, the most time awarded in this cycle, and a substantial fraction of ...
How Does a NASA Scientist End Up Working on an ESA Mission?
Feature • March 1, 2016
I work for NASA, and my salary comes from NASA through Caltech. One of my primary jobs is working on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Euclid mission, which will launch on a six-year mission to study dark matter and dark energy in 2020. So, how does a NASA scientist end up playing a leading role in an ESA mission? The seeds of my involvement go ...
Dark Universe Mission Ready to Take Shape
Feature • December 17, 2015
Euclid, a planned mission to investigate the profound cosmic mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, has passed its preliminary design review. This clears the way for construction to begin. Euclid is a European Space Agency mission with important contributions from NASA, including infrared detectors for one instrument and science and data anal...
Community Astrophysics with WFIRST: Guest Observer and Archival Science
News Release • November 16, 2015
Due to the synergy between WFIRST and Euclid, this meeting is of great interest to the Euclid community. This international meeting, "Community Astrophysics with WFIRST: Guest Observer and Archival Science", to be held in Pasadena from 29 Feb. through 2 March 2016, will focus on the GO and GI components of the WFIRST mission.
Welcome to ENSCI
Announcement • October 21, 2014
NASA has established the Euclid NASA Science Center at IPAC (ENSCI) in order to support US-based investigations using Euclid data. ENSCI will participate in the Euclid Consortium’s Science Ground Segment, providing algorithm and software development, participating in data quality assurance, and performing data processing. In addition, ENSCI wi...
Thales Alenia Selected to be Euclid Prime Contractor
Announcement • July 8, 2013
The construction of Euclid to explore the dark Universe will be led by Italy's Thales Alenia Space, which will be the prime contractor for the mission. This selection kicks of the full industrial phase of the project, following the announcement last month that Astrium Toulouse will build the payload module -- the telescope and optical bench carr...
Caltech and JPL to Lead U.S. Science Teams for Dark Energy Mission
News Release • February 12, 2013
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected three NASA-nominated science teams to participate in their planned Euclid mission, including two teams led by astronomers at Caltech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.