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Exploring cosmic origins with CORE: survey requirements and mission design

Delabrouille, J., Pisano, Giampaolo, Ade, Peter and Tucker, Carole 2018. Exploring cosmic origins with CORE: survey requirements and mission design. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics , JCAP04(2018)014. 10.1088/1475-7516/2018/04/014

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Future observations of cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarisation have the potential to answer some of the most fundamental questions of modern physics and cosmology. In this paper, we list the requirements for a future CMB polarisation survey addressing these scientific objectives, and discuss the design drivers of the CORE space mission proposed to ESA in answer to the "M5" call for a medium-sized mission. The rationale and options, and the methodologies used to assess the mission's performance, are of interest to other future CMB mission design studies. CORE is designed as a near-ultimate CMB polarisation mission which, for optimal complementarity with ground-based observations, will perform the observations that are known to be essential to CMB polarisation scienceand cannot be obtained by any other means than a dedicated space mission.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
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Publisher: IOP Publishing
ISSN: 1475-7516
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 July 2017
Date of Acceptance: 14 June 2017
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 11:17

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