ESA’s Ariel Mission Passed Critical Review Prepared to Unravel the Mysteries of Distant Worlds

Exoplanet System Drawing

Ariel, ESA’s new mission to explore the chemical makeup of distant exoplanets, successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR), paving the way for the 2029 launch. The payload will include a telescope, infrared spectrometer and guidance module aimed at studying the atmospheres and chemical environments of nearly 1,000 exoplanets. Credit: ESA Ariel, ESA’s mission to … Read more