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We are mapping the dark Universe

Euclid is an ESA-mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe with lift-off in 2020. Clara (previously Prototech) is designing and building hardware to the spacecraft on behalf of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo and European Space Agency (ESA).

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By Geir Omdal, Head of Marketing at Clara Published

Above: Project Manager Bjarte G. B. Solheim, Roar Holmebukt og Robert Schistad - Clara (previously Prototech) - prepares a critical step in the process of qualifying the structure for space flight.

The EUCLID-mission will investigate the distance-redshift relationship and the evolution of cosmic structures by measuring shapes and redshifts of galaxies and clusters of galaxies out to redshifts ~2, or equivalently to a look-back time of 10 billion years. In this way, Euclid will cover the entire period over which dark energy played a significant role in accelerating the expansion.

Partners: The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo and European Space Agency (ESA).

Read more in Teknisk Ukeblad (Norwegian)

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Bjarte Solheim

Bjarte G. B. Solheim

Head of Space, Clara

bjarte.solheim@claraventurelabs.com

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