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Darwin mission

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C. V. Malcolm Fridlund, Philippe Gondoin

European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)

Proc. SPIE 4852, Interferometry in Space, 394 (February 27, 2003); doi:10.1117/12.460943
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  • Interferometry in Space
  • Waikoloa, Hawai'i, United States | August 22, 2002

abstract

The IR Space Interferometer Darwin is an integral part of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2020 plan, intended for a launch towards the middle of next decade. It has been the subject of a feasibility study and is now undergiogn technological development. The scientific scope is aimed towards developing a system that could carry out the search for, and characterization of Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. A secondary objective is to carry out imaging of astrophysical objects with unprecedented spatial resolution. The implementation of Darwin is based on the new technique of 'nulling interferometery', in the mid-IR and becomes the culmination of a decade of technology- and science precursor missions. Darwin is also foreseen to be carrie dout in an international context.

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C. V. Malcolm Fridlund and Philippe Gondoin
"Darwin mission", Proc. SPIE 4852, Interferometry in Space, 394 (February 27, 2003); doi:10.1117/12.460943; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.460943


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