2 August 2014 Euclid mission status
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In June 2012, Euclid, ESA's Cosmology mission was approved for implementation. Afterwards the industrial contracts were signed for the payload module and the spacecraft prime, and the mission requirements consolidated. We present the status of the mission in the light of the design solutions adopted by the contractors. The performances of the spacecraft in its operation, the telescope assembly, the scientific instruments as well as the data-processing have been carefully budgeted to meet the demanding scientific requirements. We give an overview of the system and where necessary the key items for the interfaces between the subsystems.
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R. Laureijs, G. Racca, L. Stagnaro, J.-C. Salvignol, J. Lorenzo Alvarez, G. Saavedra Criado, L. Gaspar Venancio, A. Short, P. Strada, C. Colombo, G. Buenadicha, J. Hoar, R. Kohley, R. Vavrek, Y. Mellier, M. Berthe, J. Amiaux, M. Cropper, S. Niemi, S. Pottinger, A. Ealet, K. Jahnke, T. Maciaszek, F. Pasian, M. Sauvage, S. Wachter, U. Israelsson, W. Holmes, M. Seiffert, V. Cazaubiel, A. Anselmi, P. Musi, "Euclid mission status", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91430H (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054883; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054883
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