An artist view of the Euclid Satellite. Copyright: ESA
Euclid, a medium class (M2) space mission of the ESA Cosmic-Vision 2015-2020 programme and the successor of Planck as the next major cosmology mission, will be launched in 2020 and will stay operational for 6 years mapping the extragalactic sky. Portugal is a full member of the Euclid Consortium since 2012, and the Portuguese participation is fully coordinated by IA. Euclid will address some of the most compelling challenges in cosmology and fundamental physics, the most important of which is the understanding of the accelerated expansion of the universe and its effect on the growth of cosmic structures.
Contact at IA: António C. da Silva