I’m a bit fragile immediately. I don’t know why, however it could be linked with our Departmental Christmas partylast night time. I’m glad I didn’t have an excessive amount of to drink. Ahem.
Anyway, in my present situation I solely have time for a brief publish to cross on the information that I immediately noticed official affirmation that, negotiations having been efficiently accomplished, the European House Company’s Euclid mission will certainly be launched by SpaceX, on a Falcon 9 rocket.
Numerous working conferences have been scheduled to begin subsequent week between ESA, SpaceX and Thales Alenia House – Italia (TAS-I, who constructed the car). The launch interval is confirmed to be someplace within the third Quarter of 2023 and will even be as early as 1st July 2023. The precise launch window of 1 month shall be agreed on the first of February.
Now there shall be intense exercise making ready the Euclid car for launch in addition to readying the Floor Section – the bit that collects and processes the info.
The 2023 Annual Euclid Consortium Assembly, scheduled to be in Copenhagen in from nineteenth to twenty third June would be the final such assembly earlier than the launch. I’m very a lot wanting ahead to attending it.
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