Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

The Euclid Mission

Jul 9, 2022, 11:15 AM
Room 8 (Blu)

Room 8 (Blu)

Parallel Talk Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology


Antonino Troja (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)


Euclid is a mission of the European Space Agency designed to constrain the properties of dark energy and gravity via weak gravitational lensing and galaxy clustering. It will carry out a wide area imaging and spectroscopy survey (the Euclid Wide Survey: EWS) in visible and near- infrared bands, covering approximately 15 000 deg2 of extragalactic sky in six years. Euclid will be equipped with a 1.2 m diameter Silicon Carbide (SiC) mirror telescope made by Airbus (Defence and Space) feeding 2 instruments, VIS and NISP, built by the Euclid Consortium : a high quality panoramic visible imager (VIS), a near infrared 3-filter (Y, J and H) photometer (NISP-P) and a slitless spectrograph (NISP-S). This talk will present the satellite and its instruments, which are optimised for pristine point spread function and reduced stray light, producing very crisp images, as well as the survey strategy, the global scheduling and the preparations to commission the satellite and the preparation of the Science Data Centers to produce scientific data

In-person participation Yes

Primary author

Dr Cristobal Padilla (IFAE-Barcelona)

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