Archive for June 11, 2018

News from Euclid 2018

Posted in Biographical, The Universe and Stuff on June 11, 2018 by telescoper

At the second attempt I managed to check in for my flight to Cologne (which is apparently near a place called) en route to Bonn for the Euclid 2018 Consortium Meeting.

I was mightily relieved when a plane actually arrived this time.

We got to our destination just about on time. I bumped into fellow Euclidean Tom Kitching in the airport and we made it to the conference venue in time for a spot of lunch, after which the afternoon session was kicked off by Mark Cropper:

I missed the morning session, during which the most important piece of news was an official announcement that the launch date of Euclid has been moved back from 2020 until 2022. This was not unexpected, and is largely driven by problems with on-board electronic system, but it will obviously impact the timetable of the mission significantly.

Since the flight of Euclid will be delayed for two years, I wonder which hotel it will be staying in at ESA’s expense?