News Archive 2022 and older - Euclid
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Euclid spacecraft grows as eyes meet brain
ESA is now one step closer to unveiling the mysteries of the dark Universe, following the coming together of two key parts of the Euclid spacecraft – the instrument-carrying payload module and the supporting service module.
Tiger Team solves mystery of Euclid's galaxy speed camera
When tested in space-like conditions, the instrument on ESA's Euclid space telescope set to measure the velocities of fast-receding galaxies abruptly stopped operating. Blindsided, the mission team feared it might take weeks or even months of extra time to uncover the reason why. Then a newly-convened ESA Tiger Team came to their assistance, pinpointing the cause and keeping Euclid on its set launch schedule.
Dark matter shines at Dublin gallery
A glittering visualisation of dark matter by Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker of Woven Studio is on display in the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.
The installation – "Dark Distortions" – was inspired by Euclid, a forthcoming ESA mission to study the mysterious nature of dark matter.
The Euclid space telescope is coming together
ESA's Euclid mission has reached another milestone on its journey towards launch. Its two instruments are now built and fully tested. These have been delivered to Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, where they are now being integrated with the telescope to form the mission's payload module.
Thales Alenia Space kicks off Euclid construction
The construction of ESA's Euclid space mission to explore the "dark Universe" will be led by Italy's Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor, beginning the full industrial phase of the project.