euclidAfter more than 10 years of design, fabrication and testing, the NISP (Near-Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer) instrument was delivered to ESA on Tuesday 19 May to be installed inside the telescope of the European Euclid astrophysics mission. Carrying the largest infrared camera ever sent into space, NISP is set to deliver key insights as scientists seek to unlock the secrets of dark matter and dark energy. The instrument is the result of an international effort coordinated by France, with partners notably from Italy, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the United States.

A team from the Lagrange laboratory (CNRS-UCA-OCA) is involved in this space mission, it is notably working on the development and testing of algorithms which will make it possible to use and analyze the data from the Euclid satellite.

Read the CNES press release