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Infrared Space Interferometer (IRSI)




A Cornerstone Mission in the European Space Agency's Horizon Plus initiative, one of the principal goals of which will be to search for and characterize Earth-like extrasolar planets. Among the leading proposed designs is Darwin. Final selection of the Interferometer Cornerstone will be made in about 2000 for launch in the period 2009 to 2017.


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