The PLANCK Mission


PLANCK is a project of the European Space Agency (ESA) with instruments provided by two scientific consortia funded by ESA member states (in particular the lead countries France and Italy), with contributions from NASA (USA) and telescope reflectors provided by a collaboration between ESA and a scientific consortium led and funded by Denmark.

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) participates in the Consortium of institutes which designed and built the Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) of the PLANCK mission. In particular, the IAC was involved in the construction of the REBA (Radiometer Electronics Box Assembly).