Go back

UK-led space telescope for distant planet exploration approved

Image: ESA/STFC RAL Space/UCL/Europlanet-Science Office


European Space Agency rubber stamps mission for surveying planets outside our solar system

The European Space Agency has given the green light to begin work on Ariel—a space telescope that will survey planets orbiting other stars.

Esa’s science programme committee, made up of member state ministers, academics and civil servants, gave its approval to start finding contractors to build the telescope (pictured, artist’s impression) at a meeting on 12 November.

This article is only available to Research Professional News subscribers. If you are a subscriber you can read the article in full on researchprofessional.com

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.