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Solar Orbiter is a mission for the study of the Sun and its heiosphere. It was selected as the M1 mission of the ESA Cosmic Vision program. Launch is expected in 2018.

 

Solar Orbiter will be the first satellite for the exploration of inner parts of our solar system, allowing a continuous observation (in co-rotation) of active regions of the Sun and providing close-in observations of the polar regions of our star.

Project Status :
In progress

The Baryon Picture of the Cosmos (ByoPiC) is an ERC-funded project that aims at solving a key issue in astrophysics and cosmology: Where and how are the baryons hidden today?

 

Project Status :
In progress

IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, NASA, launched in 2013) combines imagers and a spectrograph. The solar group gets interest in this mission for its diagnosis capacities of the solar plasma based on these two technics.

Contact: J-C Vial

Project Status :
In progress

PILOT (Polarized Instrument for Long wavelength Observation of the Tenuous interstellar medium) is a balloon-borne astrophysics experiment (CNES) designed for the measurement of the polarised light emmitted by interstellar dust grains.

 

 

Contact at IAS: Jonathan Aumont

Project Status :
In progress

Exploiting the most massive galaxy clusters as probes of cosmology and structure formation.

 

Contact at IAS: Nabila Aghanim (PI)

 

Project Status :
In progress

MICMOC est l’acronyme de Matière Interstellaire et Cométaire : Molécules Organiques Compexes et s’intéresse à la formation, l’évolution et la caractérisation de la matière organique extraterrestre, que celle-ci soit interstellaire ou interplanétaire (cométaire pour l’essentiel).

 

Project Status :
In progress

ATHENA – Advanced Telescope for High-ENergy Astrophysics – will be an X-ray telescope designed to address the Cosmic Vision science theme 'The Hot and Energetic Universe' of the European Space Agency. The theme poses two key astrophysical questions:

Project Status :
In progress

This mission (NASA, launched in 2009), following the path of Corot, combines also asteroseismology and the search of exoplanets. The stellar group is actively involved in the data analysis.

 

Contact: T. Appourchaux

Project Status :
In progress

Planck enables us to answer some of the most important questions of modern science: How did the Universe begin, how did it evolve into its current state, and how will it evolve in the future? The objective of Planck was to analyse, with unprecedented precision, the remnants of the radiation that filled the Universe right after the Big Bang, and that we observe today as the Cosmic Microwave Background.

 

Contact at IAS: Nabila Aghanim & Jean-Loup Puget

Project Status :
In progress

PRONEXT (PROcessus NEbulaires à la surface des grains EXTraterrestres

 

Project Status :
In progress

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