Euclid is now at the 16th day after launch and it is in the middle of its navigation towards the L2 Lagrangian point.
Very good news are arriving from space:
- the VIS (VISible instrument) – a camera that is sensitive to visible light and will provide an accurate measurement of the distribution of matter in the universe in its various evolutionary stages – IS SUCCESSFULLY OPERATIVE
- the NISP instrument (Near Infrared Spectro-Photometer) consisting of a spectrometer and a photometer that will be responsible for taking images from the telescope and measuring the redshift of light caused by the expansion of the universe and thus the distance of galaxies – IS SUCCESSFULLY OPERATIVE
- the “grismwheel” (a combination of a prism and a grating arranged to let only a specific wavelength to pass through) – IS STABLE AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO ALIGN THE WHEEL WITH IMAGES, WHICH ARE PERFECT.