Euclid on the way to launch site
News Release • April 26, 2023
The Euclid space mission will explore the dark universe to illuminate fundamental mysteries in cosmology and physics. The Euclid satellite was transported by exceptional convoy to the port of Savona, Italy, on 14 April. The following day, Euclid set sail to the port near its launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
To keep the satellite safe during the journey, Euclid was placed in a container flushed with nitrogen to maintain a clean room environment. Parameters such as temperature, pressure and humidity are being constantly monitored during travel. The ship is expected to reach its destination at the beginning of May, getting ready for launch in early July 2023, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.
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