PI: Giovanna Tinetti (UCL, UK)
Board Members: Pedro Machado (Portuguese Consortium PI and co-I of ARIEL)
Science Team: Pedro Machado, Gabriella Gilli, Olivier Demangeon, Nuno Santos, Elisa Delgado-Mena, Tiago Campante
Ariel – Portuguese’s Project PRODEX (Scientific Experiment Development Programme of the Agency) – ESA.
ARIEL, the Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey, is a space mission that will study what exoplanets are made of, how they formed and how they evolve, by surveying a diverse sample of about 1000 extrasolar planets, simultaneously in visible and infrared wavelengths. It is the first mission dedicated to measuring the chemical composition and thermal structures of hundreds of transiting exoplanets, enabling planetary science far beyond the boundaries of the Solar System.