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The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory (formerly called Far Infrared and Sub-millimetre Telescope or FIRST) has the largest single mirror ever built for a space telescope. At 3.5-metres in diameter the mirror will collect long-wavelength radiation from some of the coldest and most distant objects in the Universe. In addition, Herschel is the only space observatory to cover a spectral range from the far infrared to sub-millimetre.

 

Contact at IAS: Alain Abergel & Alexandre Beelen

Project Status :
In progress

CLASP (Chromospheric Lyman Alpha Spectro Polarimeter, NASA) is another rocket-borne instrument which objective is the measure of the polarisation of chromospheric Ly alpha radiation in order to measure the chromospheric magnetic field.

Contact: F. Auchère

Project Status :
In progress

INGMAR (IrradiatioN de Glaces et Météorites Analysées par Réflectance VIS-IR

Project Status :
In progress

Euclid is an ESA mission that will map the geometry of the Dark Universe. The mission will investigate the distance-redshift relationship and the evolution of cosmic structures by measuring shapes and redshifts of galaxies and clusters of galaxies out to redshifts ~2, or equivalently to a look-back time of 10 billion years. In this way, Euclid will cover the entire period over which Dark Energy played a significant role in accelerating the expansion of the Universe.

 

Contact IAS: Nabila AghanimHervé Dole

Project Status :
In progress

ARIEL is a space telescope that will systematically probe the atmospheres of a thousand extrasolar planets, from gas giants to rocky planets, whether hot or temperate around stars of different types. ARIEL will measure the composition and structure of planetary atmospheres, constrain the nature of planetary cores, detect the presence of clouds and study interactions with the host star. More details.

Contact : M. Ollivier

 

Project Status :
Selected
MISTIC stands for Mastering the dusty and magnetized InterstellarScreen to Test Inflation Cosmology
 
Contact at IAS: François Boulanger
 
Project Status :
Past

The Sun and its corona as seen by HECOR and HEIT: preliminary results
Launched on September 14, 2009 from White Sands Missile Range (New Mexico), the Herschel sounding rocket was carrying two experiments with strong IAS participation: HECOR and HEIT.

Project Status :
Past

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

Data access: http://idc-solar.ias.u-psud.fr/

The SOHO mission (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory - ESA/NASA) was conceived for the study of the internal structure of the Sun, the heating of its atmosphere and the origin of the solar wind. It was launched by the end of 1995 from Cape Canaveral.

Project Status :
Past

http://smsc.cnes.fr/PICARD/

 

PICARD is a survey on the simultaneous measurement of the absolute total and spectral solar irradiance, solar diameter and shape, and the interior of the Sun by helioseismologic survey.

These measurements obtained throughout the mission will enable study of their variations as a function of solar activity.

 

Contact: P.Boumier

 

Project Status :
Past

http://stereo.jhuapl.edu/

Data access: http://idc-solar.ias.u-psud.fr/

 

STEREO (Solar TErrestrial Relations Observatory) is a NASA mission composed of two nearly identical spacecraft that provide us with unprecedented three dimensional views of our Sun. STEREO was successfullly lauched by a Delta II rocket on October 25, 2006 at 8:52pm EDT from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

 

Project Status :
Past

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