NASA Delivers Hardware for ESA Dark Energy Mission
July 29th, 2019
The cryogenic portion of Euclid's Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) instrument (excluding the warm electronics units). The gold coated hardware shows the 16 Read Out Electronics (SCEs), integrated with the H2RG infrared sensors, which are enclosed inside the black multi-layer insulation. The image was taken at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM) in May 2019.

The European Space Agency's Euclid mission, set to launch in 2022, will explore the dark Universe with unprecedented precision over most of the extragalactic sky. A major step towards the completion of the scientific payload on Euclid has been completed, following the delivery of the detectors for the Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) instrument by NASA.

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