2018
Ref: POSTER-2018-0060

Design of the calibration facility for the characterization of MAJIS/JUICE VIS-NIR detectors

Poster presented at International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE) workshop - Paris on 2018-08-27

Abstract: MAJIS (Moons And Jupiter Imaging Spectrometer) is one of the science payloads of the ESA L-Class mission JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) to be launched in 2022 and arrival at Jupiter in 2030 [1]. MAJIS will perform detailed observations of the giant gaseous planet Jupiter and three of its largest moons Ganymede, Callisto and Europa, for at least three years, combining two different channels: the VIS-NIR channel from 0.5 to 2.35$\mu$m, and the IR channel from 2.25 to 5.54um. The Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) and the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) are in charge of the fully characterization and calibration at the spare and flight mode of the VIS-NIR detectors, including the development of the facility to achieve this task. Here we present the work that will be carried out at IASB-BIRA and ROB focused in the calibration bench design.

Keyword(s): MAJIS ; JUICE ; VIS ; NIR ; Jupiter ; Ganymede ; Callisto ; Europa