PIA25783: Euclid Spacecraft in Cleanroom
 Mission:  Euclid
 Spacecraft:  Euclid
 Instrument:  Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) 
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 Produced By:  European Space Agency (ESA)
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The ESA (European Space Agency) Euclid telescope, with contributions from NASA, is shown here on Friday 23 June, being secured to the adaptor of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket before launch. Black solar panels line the right side of the spacecraft. The telescope will view the cosmos through the top of the white cylinder that sits above the spacecraft's instruments.

Three NASA-supported science teams contribute to the Euclid mission. In addition to designing and fabricating the sensor-chip electronics for Euclid's Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) instrument, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory led the procurement and delivery of the NISP detectors. Those detectors were tested at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The Euclid NASA Science Center at IPAC (ENSCI), at Caltech in Pasadena, California, will support U.S.-based investigations using Euclid data. JPL is a division of Caltech.

For more information about Euclid, go to: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/euclid/main/index.html

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