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June 13th, 2024

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Euclid begins new de-icing operation

June 4th, 2024

Euclid begins new de-icing operation, since the level of ice has increased on the optical path toward the VIS instrument.

NASA's IRSA archive is serving data from Euclid Early Release Observations

May 30th, 2024

NASA's InfraRed Science Archive (IRSA) (located at Caltech/IPAC) is serving the data from the Euclid Early Release Observations.

New Images From Euclid Mission Reveal Wide View of the Dark Universe

May 23rd, 2024

With NASA contributions, the mission will complement dark energy studies to be made by the agency’s upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.

Euclid Mission Status

May 9th, 2024

ESA has begun providing public information on the status of the Euclid mission, updated on a daily basis. 

Euclid gets Space Foundation Award

April 11th, 2024

The Euclid mission team was awarded this year’s Space Achievement Award by the Space Foundation, a non-profit organization.

NASA Euclid General Investigator Program

April 1st, 2024

NASA has released the final text and due dates for the "Euclid General Investigator" call for proposals. Mandatory NOIs are due July 15, 2024, and proposals are due August 22, 2024.

Euclid's vision restored

March 28th, 2024

The newly devised procedure to de-ice Euclid's optics has performed significantly better than hoped, restoring Euclid's high spatial resolution in the visible.

Euclid successfully de-iced in space

March 21st, 2024

First results confirm successful operations to de-ice Euclid, and restore its sharp image resolution in the visible.

NASA Funding of Euclid Science

February 22nd, 2024

NASA has announced plans for a Euclid General Investigator Program as part of Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences – 2024 (ROSES-2024).

Euclid Survey Begins

February 15th, 2024

Euclid has begun its six-year survey to explore the dark Universe!

ENSCI at AAS #243

January 2nd, 2024

Euclid will be represented at the 243th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS)! ENSCI staff will be present to answer questions about Euclid. Mark your calendars for the Euclid-related events!

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: first images

July 31st, 2023

Euclid’s two instruments, VIS and NISP, have captured their first test images. This important milestone indicates that the telescope and instruments are working well. Euclid was launched on July 1, 2023, and will survey the dark Universe over nearly a third of the full sky.

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.

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