Theseus

Theseus

A mission designed to vastly increase the discovery space of the high energy transient phenomena over the entirety of cosmic history.

The THESEUS mission is designed to vastly increase the discovery space of the high energy transient phenomena over the entirety of cosmic history. Its primary scientific goals will address the Early Universe ESA Cosmic Vision themes “How did the Universe originate and what is made of?” and will also impact on “The gravitational wave Universe” and “The hot and energetic Universe” themes. This is achieved via a unique payload providing an unprecedented combination of:

  • wide and deep sky monitoring in a broad energy band (0.3keV - 20 MeV); 
  • focusing capabilities in the soft X-ray band providing large grasp and high angular resolution; 
  • on board near-IR capabilities for immediate transient identification and redshift determination. 


Read more about THESEUS on the THESEUS official site.


Contact person
Giancarlo Cusumano

Team
Giancarlo Cusumano
Giovanni La Rosa
Melania Del Santo
Giuseppe Sottile