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SPIRou / Infrared SpectroPolarimeter

Project

SPIRou is an international project led by France and involving CFHT, Canada, Switzerland, Brazil, Taiwan and Portugal.

Main SPIRou Milestones

  • 2010 December: Conceptual Design Review
  • 2012 October: Preliminary Design Review
  • 2014 April: Final design Review
  • 2017: first light at CFHT

Key project figures

  • Construction cost: ~4 M€
  • Manpower: ~60 FTEs
  • ~100 scientists from 7 countries