Euclid | Journey to darkness


Watch a replay of the launch broadcast for ESA’s Euclid.

ESA’s Euclid mission was launched into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA, on 1 July 2023. It is now on its way to Sun-Earth Lagrange point L2.

By observing billions of galaxies out to 10 billion light-years, the space telescope will create the most detailed 3D-map of the Universe, with time as the third dimension.

The launch broadcast programme includes live segments from the launch site and ESA’s European Spacecraft Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany.

Credits: ESA/SpaceX

00:00 – 45:35 Pre-launch programmes
45:35 – 55:00 Lift-off
55:00 – 01:27:00 Booster landing in the ocean
01:27:00 – 01:31:00 Euclid space craft separation
01:31:00 – 01:42:29 Acquisition of Signal (AOS)

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  1. Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky is best known for his proposal of the existence of dark matter and counts as one of the most important astronomers of the 20th century. My father first identified dark matter and published his findings and coinage in his 1933 article "Die Rotverschiebung von Extragalaktischen Nebeln."

  2. This was a really interesting coverage. I live in Nuremberg (not that far from Darmstadt) and didn't know that ESA's operations depended on the support of so many differebr places in Germany, Australia, Argentina etc etc.

    The knowledge Euclid may help us acquire is of the utmost importance for humanity! ❤

    Congratulations and thank you for your service!

  3. I don't wish to rain on your parade, but the Cosmos, is not 3 dimensional in certain areas, so you trying to provide a 3D map is going to be impossible. As you cannot allow for black holes or white holes and conceptually the idea that they lead to space being a matrix of shafts and planes, is a better understanding of the Cosmos.

    The E.S.A. I'm sorry to say that they have got it wrong.

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