First Science Images Released From ESA Mission With NASA Contributions

November 7th, 2023

The new images from the Euclid mission include a cluster of thousands of distant galaxies, demonstrating the spacecraft’s unique abilities.

Euclid's First Science Images Are Coming!

November 2nd, 2023

ESA will release the first five science images from Euclid on Tuesday, November 7, at 14:15 CET (8:15am ET). These images indicate Euclid's readiness to begin its Wide Survey.

Anticipating Euclid Data Release Q1

October 20th, 2023

Euclid Q1 data release will contain Level 2 data of a single visit over the ~50 sq deg Euclid Deep Fields.

Euclid Commissioning

September 28th, 2023

Euclid commissioning is looking up. A few issues were found earlier, unsurprising for a space mission with stringent requirements to achieve groud-breaking science goals; all have been mitigated.

Euclid NISP Instrument

September 14th, 2023

NISP, one of Euclid's two instruments, is required for measuring galaxy redshifts. It has two modes: imaging and slitless spectroscopy. Each NISP image has 64 million pixels over 0.57 square degrees.

Euclid VIS Instrument

September 7th, 2023

Euclid's VIS instrument is one of the two instruments on Euclid, required for acquiring weak lensing data. It is a large format imager, with 609 million pixels covering 0.57 square degrees.

Euclid Consortium

August 24th, 2023

The Euclid Consortium consists of ~2500 scientists and engineers across more than 15 countries. The Euclid Consortium website provides a lot of useful information.

What's in Euclid's First Images

August 17th, 2023

Euclid has successfully completed its commissioning period, during which all functions of the spacecraft and instrumentation were checked.

The Universe in a box: preparing for Euclid’s survey

August 10th, 2023

ESA’s Euclid mission will create a 3D-map of the Universe that scientists will use to measure the properties of the dark Universe. The Euclid Flagship Simulation tells us what to expect.

Euclid Mission to Study Dark Universe Takes First Test Images

July 31st, 2023

The two instruments aboard Euclid, an ESA (European Space Agency) spacecraft with NASA contributions, have captured their first test images. The results indicate that the space telescope will achieve the scientific goals that it has been designed for – and possibly much more.

Euclid mission ground segment is ready to receive data

July 25th, 2023

The Euclid mission will soon transmit an unprecedented volume of data back to Earth – 100 GB every day for six years, to help illuminate the dark Universe. ESA’s ground segment is ready to receive all that data.

Follow Euclid's first months in space

July 20th, 2023

Follow Euclid on its journey to Lagrange point L2 and find out how mission controllers at Euclid Science Operations Center are turning on, checking and calibrating the spacecraft’s equipment, the telescope and scientific instruments, in preparation for routine science observations.

ESA’s Euclid Mission Launches to Explore ‘Dark Universe’

July 1st, 2023

The ESA (European Space Agency) Euclid spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 11:12 a.m. EDT on Saturday, July 1, beginning its mission to study why the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.

IPAC’s Euclid NASA Science Center Is Ready for Launch

June 28th, 2023

It’s official: the Euclid telescope is planned to be launched into space starting on July 1, 2023, to embark on a six-year mission to create the largest, most accurate 3D map of the universe to understand the nature of dark energy and dark matter—and the Euclid NASA Science Center at IPAC (ENSCI) is ready for that launch.

NASA’s Roman and ESA’s Euclid Will Team Up To Investigate Dark Energy

June 27th, 2023

A new space telescope named Euclid, an ESA (European Space Agency) mission with important contributions from NASA, is set to launch in July to explore why the universe’s expansion is speeding up. Scientists call the unknown cause of this cosmic acceleration “dark energy.” By May 2027, NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will join Euclid to explore this puzzle in ways that have never been possible before.

NASA to Provide Coverage for Launch of ESA ‘Dark Universe’ Mission

June 26th, 2023

The ESA (European Space Agency) and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than 11:11 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 1, to launch the Euclid spacecraft. Euclid is an ESA mission with contributions from NASA that will shed light on the nature of dark matter and dark energy, two of the biggest modern mysteries about the universe.

Euclid Launch on July 1, 2023

June 21st, 2023

ESA has announced that the Euclid mission will be launched on July 1, 2023, by SpaceX, on a Falcon 9 rocket, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Euclid will provide data to illuminate the dark Universe. For more information, click here.

Euclid on the way to launch site

April 26th, 2023

The Euclid mission will explore the dark universe. The Euclid satellite has been shipped from Italy, and is en route to its launch site in Florida, U.S.A.. The launch is scheduled for early July 2023.

Euclid in a Nutshell

March 13th, 2023

The Euclid mission is designed to explore the composition and evolution of the dark Universe. It is an ESA space mission, with NASA contribution. This short video from ESA, "Euclid in a Nutshell", explains Euclid to the general public.

Euclid Approved for Launch in 2023

October 27th, 2022

On October 20, 2022, the ESA Council approved ESA's proposal to use the SpaceX vehicle Falcon 9 to launch Euclid in 2023.

Euclid spacecraft integration complete

July 7th, 2022

Communications antenna has been attached to the Euclid spacecraft, which is now fully integrated and complete. Launch readiness tests will begin next month.

Euclid Update: Sun Shield Installed

June 22nd, 2022

The Euclid mission has reached a new milestone: the attachment of the combined solar array and sunshield to the spacecraft.

ENSCI at the 240th AAS Meeting

June 9th, 2022

ENSCI will be present at the 240th AAS meeting in Pasadena next week, June 12-16, 2022.

Integration of Euclid's instrument payload and supporting service modules

March 31st, 2022

Integration of the payload and supporting service modules of ESA's Euclid mission has completed at Thales Alenia in Turin, a major milestone in mission readiness.

ESA Statement Regarding Cooperation With Russia

March 1st, 2022

ESA has released a statement deploring the human casualties and tragic consequences of the war in Ukraine: "We are giving absolute priority to taking proper decisions, not only for the sake of our workforce involved in the programmes, but in full respect of our European values, which have always fundamentally shaped our approach to international...

Euclid Integration Tour

February 23rd, 2022

Euclid is in its final stage before launch: mission integration. You can now take a brief guided tour of Euclid in the clean room at Thales Alenia Space in Turin (Italy).

Integration of Euclid's service and payload modules has started

December 14th, 2021

The Euclid payload and service modules are currently at Thales Alenia Space in Torino, Italy, where they will be integrated to form the final, finished spacecraft. The integration of the service and payload modules has started.

Euclid's optical and infrared instruments integrated in spacecraft

April 15th, 2021

The optical and infrared instruments of Euclid have passed their qualification and acceptance reviews and are now fully integrated into the spacecraft's payload module. This marks an important milestone for the Euclid mission (scheduled for launch in 2022).

Euclid Instruments Delivered to ESA

July 9th, 2020

The Euclid mission has reached another milestone towards launch in 2022. Its two instruments, VIS and NISP, are now built and fully tested. These have been delivered to Airbus Defense and Space in Toulouse, France, where they are now being integrated with the telescope to form the mission's payload module.

Panel Discussion: US Archival Science with Euclid

May 26th, 2020

IPAC will host an online panel discussion, "US Archival Science with Euclid", on June 8, 2020 at 11am PDT to discuss future opportunities for US-based archival science with Euclid. To register, please email the ENSCI helpdesk (

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