LiteBIRD is a satellite mission dedicated to the observation of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) B-mode polarization over the full sky at large angular scales to study the early universe, and in particular the inflation phase. It has been selected by JAXA as strategic large mission in the 2020s and is one of 31 highest-priority large projects by the Science Council of Japan.
CNES has taken the lead in a phase A2 feasibility study on the MHFT instrument, including various partners in Europe, US, Canada and Japan in which IJCLab is involved.
A kick off meeting of the MHFT Project Office has virtually organised by CNES
last july. The first face to face meeting is organised at IJCLab on the 8th of october.