PACS Consortium

PACS has been designed and built by a consortium of institutes and university departments from across Europe under the leadership of Principal Investigator Albrecht Poglitsch located at Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany. Consortium members are: Austria: UVIE; Belgium: IMEC, KUL, CSL; France: CEA, OAMP; Germany: MPE, MPIA; Italy: IFSI, OAP/OAT, OAA/CAISMI, LENS, SISSA; Spain: IAC.

PACS Instrument Control Centre

The PACS Instrument Control Centre (ICC) was located at MPE, with partners in Austria (UVIE), Belgium (KUL), France (CEA), Germany (MPIA), Hungaria (Konkoly/KISAG), Italy (SISSA, IFSI), and Spain (IAC).
The ICCs were responsible for the calibration and successful operation of their instrument, starting from the instrument level. They also provided documentation, software, calibration files and procedures for the scientific processing of the raw data. Their final task was the consolidation of data, software, and documentation for the Herschel legacy archive.

PACS Funding Agencies

Germany external linkDeutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR) DLR logo
external linkMax-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) MPG logo
external linkEuropean Space Agency (ESA) ESA logo
France CNES logo
CEA logo
Belgium external linkPRODEX (Programme de Développement d'Expériences Scientifiques) / ESA PRODEX bannerESA logo
Austria FFG logo
external linkBundesministerium  für Wissenschaft und Forschung BMWF logo
Italy external linkAgenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) ASI logo

PACS Main Industrial Partners

external linkKayser-Threde main contractor - structure design, optics, filter wheels,calibration sources
cold harness, baffling, paint
        KT logo       
external linkApplied Space Techniques GmbH (ASTEQ) spectrometer detectors ASTEQ logo
external linkCarl Zeiss AG chopper Carl Zeiss logo
external linkCarlo Gavazzi DPU electronics Carlo Gavazzi logo
external linkCRISA SPU electronics CRISA logo
external linkCryoVac test cryostat CryoVac logo
external linkThomas Markl GmbH structure manufacturing Markl logo
external linkOIP Sensor Systems detector/mechanisms control OIP logo
external linkZumtobel grating Zumtobel logo
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