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Euclid mission status after mission critical design

Laureijs, R. and Racca, Giuseppe and Mellier, Y. and Musi, P. and Brouard, L. and Boenke, Tobias and Gaspar Venancio, Luis M. and Maiorano, E. and Short, Alexander and Strada, Paolo and Altieri, B. and Buenadicha, G. and Dupac, Xavier and Gomez, Pedro and Hoar, John and Kohley, Ralf and Vavrek, Roland D. and Rudolph, A. and Schmidt, M. and Amiaux, Jérôme and Aussel, Herve and Berthé, Michel and Cropper, Mark and Cuillandre, J. C. and Dabin, C. and Dinis, J. and Nakajima, R. and Maciaszek, Thierry and Scaramella, R. and da Silva, A. and Tereno, I. and Williams, O. and Zacchei, A. and Azzollini, Ruyman and Bernardeau, F. and Brinchmann, J. and Brockley-Blatt, Chris and Castander, F. and Cimatti, A. and Conselice, C. and Ealet, Anne and Fosalba, P. and Gillard, William and Guzzo, L. and Hoekstra, H. and Hudelot, P. and Jahnke, K. and Kitching, T. and Miller, L. and Mohr, J. and Percival, W. and Pettorino, V. and Rhodes, J. and Sánchez, A. and Sauvage, Marc and Serrano, S. and Teyssier, R. and Weller, J. and Zoubian, Julien (2020) Euclid mission status after mission critical design. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Proceedings of SPIE. No.11443. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 114430F. ISBN 9781510636736.

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Euclid, an ESA mission designed to characterise dark energy and dark matter, passed its Mission Critical Design Review in November 2018. It was demonstrated that the project is ready to start integration and test of the main systems, and that it has the ability to fulfil its top-level mission requirements. In addition, based on the performances at M-CDR, the scientific community has verified that the science requirements can be achieved for the Weak Lensing and Galaxy Clustering dark energy probes, namely a dark energy Figure of Merit of 400 and a 2% accuracy in the growth factor exponent gamma. We present the status of the main elements of the Euclid mission in the light of the demanding high optical performance which is the essential design driver is the to meet the scientific requirements. We include the space segment comprising of a service module and payload module hosting the telescope and its two scientific instruments, and the ground segment, which encompasses the operational and science ground segment. The elements for the scientific success of the mission for a timely release of the data are shortly presented: the processing and calibration of the data, and the design of the sky survey. Euclid is presently on schedule for a launch in September 2022.

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Subject Keywords:Euclid, dark energy, dark matter, space telescope, cosmology, galaxies survey, data processing
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:11443
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Official Citation:R. Laureijs, G. Racca, Y. Mellier, P. Musi, L. Brouard, T. Boenke, L. Gaspar Venancio, E. Maiorano, A. Short, P. Strada, B. Altieri, G. Buenadicha, X. Dupac, P. Gomez Alvarez, J. Hoar, R. Kohley, R. Vavrek, A. Rudolph, M. Schmidt, J. Amiaux, H. Aussel, M. Berthé, M. Cropper, J.C. Cuillandre, C. Dabin, J. Dinis, R. Nakajima, T. Maciaszek, R. Scaramella, A. da Silva, I. Tereno, O. R. Williams, A. Zacchei, R. Azzollini, F. Bernardeau, J. Brinchmann, C. Brockley-Blatt, F. Castander, A. Cimatti, C. Conselice, A. Ealet, P. Fosalba, W. Gillard, L. Guzzo, H. Hoekstra, P. Hudelot, K. Jahnke, T. Kitching, L. Miller, J. Mohr, W. Percival, V. Pettorino, J. Rhodes, A. Sanchez, M. Sauvage, S. Serrano, R. Teyssier, J. Weller, and J. Zoubian "Euclid mission status after mission critical design", Proc. SPIE 11443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 114430F (13 December 2020);
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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