Euclid's optical and infrared instruments integrated in spacecraft
April 15th, 2021
An upside down view, inside the Euclid payload module. ​​​​​​​A silicon carbide baseplate (dark grey) supports the telescope mirrors and two instruments: the visual imager (VIS) is towards the top and the near-infrared spectrometer and photometer (NISP) is to the right. The telescope's primary mirror and secondary mirror are hidden from view and inside the white baffle with gold multi-layer insulation, underneath the baseplate in this orientation. (Credit: Airbus Defence and Space - Toulouse)

The optical and infrared instruments of Euclid, VIS and NISP, 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).

For details, click here. For information on VIS and NISP, click here.