Documents & Articles - ARIEL
Documents and articles
ARIEL as proposed for adoption
The ARIEL mission as proposed for adoption (planned for November 2020) will be described in the (phase B1) 'Definition Study Report', normally referred to as the 'Red Book', which will become available in the summer 2020 timeframe. When available it will be linked to from here, together with selected open access articles.
- ARIEL Definition Study Report, ESA/SCI(2020)n, summer 2020 - the Red Book
- 'An Updated Study of Potential Targets for Ariel', Edwards B., Mugnai L., Tinetti, G. et al. AJ 157:242, 2019 - https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ab1cb9
ARIEL as selected
The ARIEL mission selected as the Cosmic Vision M4 mission in March 2018 is described in the (phase A) 'Assessment Study Report', normally referred to as the 'Yellow Book'. It describes all aspects of the mission, with emphasis on science objectives and science requirements, but also the spacecraft, mission design, mission and science operations, and science management. In addition there are supporting Technical Notes.
- ARIEL Assessment Study Report, ESA/SCI(2017)2, March 2017 - the Yellow Book
- Supporting Technical Notes produced by the ARIEL Consortium - https://arielmission.space/yellow-book-technical-documents
More recently a number of articles were published in Experimental Astronomy vol 46 no 1 November 2018 - open access articles are listed below.
- 'A chemical survey of exoplanets with ARIEL', Tinetti, G., Drossart, P., Eccleston, P. et al. Exp. Astron. 46:131, 2018 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10686-018-9598-x
- 'The Phase A study of the ESA M4 mission candidate ARIEL', Puig, L., Pilbratt, G., Heske, A. et al. Exp. Astron. 46:211, 2018 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10686-018-9604-3
- 'The ARIEL mission reference sample', Zingales, T., Tinetti, G., Pillitteri, I. et al. Exp. Astron. 46:67, 2018 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10686-018-9572-7
ARIEL as proposed
The ARIEL proposal was one of 27 proposals submitted in response to the M4 mission call in ESA's science programme Cosmic Vision long term plan.
ADS bumblebee library of ARIEL (-related) articles
A list of articles (as defined by ADS) related to ARIEL is available as an ADS public library.
ESA COSMIC VISION long term plan
- ESA Cosmic Vision BR-247 document (issued in 2005)
- ESA Science & Technology Cosmic Vision webpages: Overview - Selecting the themes for Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 - Call for proposals; missions selected - Science community involvement