UK TO LEAD ARIEL MIS­SION

Sky at Night Magazine - - BULLETIN -

ESA has given the green light to a new ex­o­planet-char­ac­ter­is­ing space ob­ser­va­tory, ARIEL (At­mo­spheric Re­mote-sens­ing In­frared Ex­o­planet Largesur­vey). The mis­sion will study over 1,000 known ex­o­plan­ets, teas­ing out de­tails about the com­po­si­tion of their at­mos­pheres. The plan­ning and lead­er­ship of ARIEL will be based in the UK, but the space­craft is go­ing to be built by over 60 in­sti­tu­tions in 15 dif­fer­ent Euro­pean na­tions. The launch is sched­uled for 2028.

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