Successful launch for Euclid!
On July 1, Euclid was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral by a Space-X Falcon 9 rocket! The acquisition of the first signals also went according to plan.
The Euclid mission will map the universe, observing thousands of galaxies over the next 6 years, and thus lift the veil on dark matter and dark energy.
The commissioning phase now begins for the next 3 months, providing an opportunity to test the in-flight calibration lamp (calibration unit) developed at the IAS.