Translator Disclaimer
25 September 2012 Space-borne survey instrument operations: lessons learned and new concepts for the Euclid NISP instrument
Author Affiliations +
Euclid is the future ESA mission, mainly devoted to Cosmology. Like WMAP and Planck, it is a survey mission, to be launched in 2019 and injected in orbit far away from the Earth, for a nominal lifetime of 7 years. Euclid has two instruments on-board, the Visible Imager (VIS) and the Near- Infrared Spectro-Photometer (NISP). The NISP instrument includes cryogenic mechanisms, active thermal control, high-performance Data Processing Unit and requires periodic in-flight calibrations and instrument parameters monitoring. To fully exploit the capability of the NISP, a careful control of systematic effects is required. From previous experiments, we have built the concept of an integrated instrument development and verification approach, where the scientific, instrument and ground-segment expertise have strong interactions from the early phases of the project. In particular, we discuss the strong integration of test and calibration activities with the Ground Segment, starting from early pre-launch verification activities. We want to report here the expertise acquired by the Euclid team in previous missions, only citing the literature for detailed reference, and indicate how it is applied in the Euclid mission framework.
© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
L. Valenziano, A. Gregorio, R. C. Butler, J. Amiaux, C. Bonoli, F. Bortoletto, C. Burigana, L. Corcione, A. Ealet, M. Frailis, K. Jahnke, S. Ligori, E. Maiorano, G. Morgante, L. Nicastro, F. Pasian, M. Riva, R. Scaramella, F. Schiavone, D. Tavagnacco, R. Toledo-Moreo, M. Trifoglio, A. Zacchei, F. M. Zerbi, and T. Maciaszek "Space-borne survey instrument operations: lessons learned and new concepts for the Euclid NISP instrument", Proc. SPIE 8448, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV, 844804 (25 September 2012);


VIIRS RDR to SDR data processing for ocean color EDR
Proceedings of SPIE (December 10 2014)
The evolution of the performance of the AVHRR, HIRS, and...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 01 2009)
Naval EarthMap Observer (NEMO) satellite
Proceedings of SPIE (October 27 1999)

Back to Top