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MIRI is the mid-infrared instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope and provides imaging, coronagraphy and integral field spectroscopy over the 5-28 micron wavelength range. MIRI is one of four instruments being built for the Webb telescope. It is being developed as a partnership between Europe and the USA - the main partners are ESA, a consortium of nationally funded European institutes, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

 

Contact at IAS: Alain Abergel

Project Status :
In progress

PILOT (Polarized Instrument for Long wavelength Observation of the Tenuous interstellar medium) is a balloon-borne astrophysics experiment (CNES) designed for the measurement of the polarised light emmitted by interstellar dust grains.

 

 

Contact at IAS: Bruno Maffei

Project Status :
Exploitation

BISOU (Balloon Interferometer for Spectral Observations of the primordial Universe) is a balloon-borne pathfinder aiming at detecting spectral distortions in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) using a spectrometer.

Project Status :
Phase 0 study

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