SPIRou just saw first lab light at IRAP/OMP
News & Discoveries
The full SPIRou spectrograph initiated a new cryogenic cycle
The H2RG test detector was delivered and installed in the SPIRou spectrograph
The SPIRou dioptric camera was delivered and installed in the spectrograph
The first pupil slicer of the SPIRou spectrograph was delivered at IRAP / OMP
Most of the optical components are being aligned on the SPIRou optical bench at IRAP/OMP
The SPIRou spectrograph optics were integrated in their respective mounts at IRAP/OMP
The stringent requirement on the cryostat thermal stability was validated at IRAP/OMP
The optical components of the Cassegrain unit are being integrated and aligned
The SPIRou Cryostat was re-assembled at IRAP/OMP and is undergoing cooling tests.
Following integration, the SPIRou science camera is being tested at UL & UdeM.
The spectrograph cryo-mechanics was delivered at IRAP/OMP and is currently under assembly
The SPIRou parabola in its mount was shown to have nominal optical performances
The SPIRou off-axis parabola was integrated on its mount at LAM
The silver-coated off-axis parabola was delivered by Thales-SESO
Unveiling the birth of stars and their planets with SPIRou
Following delivery, the SPIRou calibration module is being tested at IRAP/OMP
SPIRou fibers were delivered at IRAP/OMP and are currently under test
The second SPIRou science meeting was held in Nice on 2016 May 5-6
Most optics of the SPIRou spectrograph were optically controlled at NRC-H
The three sections of the SPIRou Cassegrain module are being assembled and tested at IRAP/OMP
The spectrograph cryomechanics is being assembled and tested at NRC-H prior to delivery at IRAP-OMP
The fabrication of the SPIRou cross-dispersing prisms by TRIOPTICS is nearing completion.
This key SPIRou component was delivered on schedule to NRC-H after successful acceptance tests
New results suggest that SPIRou will boost our understanding of planet formation
The SPIRou mid-term review, dedicated to the preparation of the integration phases, was successfully held in Toulouse on 2015 June 15-17.
The Zerodur blank of the main SPIRou parabolic mirror is being controlled at SESO
The SPIRou guiding camera was characterized at ASIAA and tested on the sky at CFHT on April 10.
All main components of SPIRou are currently being manufactured
The SPIRou Legacy Survey has been approved by the CFHT Board of Directors
The first SPIRou science meeting was held in Paris on 2014 September 22-25.
The SPIRou Final Design Review was successfully held in Toulouse on 2014 April 28-30.
The SPIROU magazine is publishing a first episode of a comic strip on SPIRou