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PLATO: the ESA mission for exo-planets discovery

Magrin, Demetrio and Ragazzoni, Roberto and Rauer, Heike and Pagano, Isabella and Nascimbeni, Valerio and Piotto, Giampaolo and Viotto, Valentina and Piazza, Daniele and Bandy, Timothy and Basso, Stefano and Benz, Willy and Bergomi, Maria and Biondi, Federico and Borsa, Francesco and Börner, Anko and Brandeker, Alexis and Brändli, Mathias and Bruno, Giordano and Cabrera Perez, Juan and Calderone, Flavia and Cessa, Virginie and Chinellato, Simonetta and De Roche, Thierry and Dima, Marco and Erikson, Anders and Farinato, Jacopo and Ghigo, Mauro and Greggio, Davide and Klebor, Maximilian and Marafatto, Luca and Munari, Matteo and Mogulsky, Valery and Pertenais, Martin and Peter, Gisbert and Portaluri, Elisa and Rieder, Martin and Rockstein, Steve and Schweitzer, Mario and Sicilia, Daniela and Umbriaco, Gabriele and Wieser, Matthias and Heras, Ana M. and Marliani, Filippo and Pirrotta, Simone and Salatti, Mario and Tommasi, Elisabetta and Bardazzi, Riccardo and Battistelli, Enrico and Brotini, Mauro and Burresi, Matteo and Capuano, Emanuele and Marinai, Massimo and Novi, Andrea and Catala, Claude (2018) PLATO: the ESA mission for exo-planets discovery. In: Proceedings of SPIE, 10698, 1462 - 1471. SPIE. Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, Austin, USA. doi: 10.1117/12.2313538.

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Abstract

PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillation of stars) is the ESA Medium size dedicated to exo-planets discovery, adopted in the framework of the Cosmic Vision program. The PLATO launch is planned in 2026 and the mission will last at least 4 years in the Lagrangian point L2. The primary scientific goal of PLATO is to discover and characterize a large amount of exo-planets hosted by bright nearby stars, constraining with unprecedented precision their radii by mean of transits technique and the age of the stars through by asteroseismology. By coupling the radius information with the mass knowledge, provided by a dedicated ground-based spectroscopy radial velocity measurements campaign, it would be possible to determine the planet density. Ultimately, PLATO will deliver the largest samples ever of well characterized exo-planets, discriminating among their ‘zoology’. The large amount of required b right stars can be achieved by a relatively small aperture telescope (about 1 meter class) with a wide Field of View (about 1000 square degrees). The PLATO strategy is to split the collecting area into 24 identical 120 mm aperture diameter fully refractive cameras with partially overlapped Field of View delivering an overall instantaneous sky covered area of about 2232square degrees. The opto-mechanical sub-system of each camera, namely Telescope Optical Unit, is basically composed by a 6 lenses fully refractive optical system, presenting one aspheric surface on the front lens, and by a mechanical structure made in AlBeMet.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/140591/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:PLATO: the ESA mission for exo-planets discovery
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Magrin, DemetrioINAFUNSPECIFIED
Ragazzoni, RobertoOsservatorio Astronomico di Padova – INAF, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Rauer, HeikeDLR Institut für PlanetenforschungUNSPECIFIED
Pagano, IsabellaOsservatorio Astrofisico di Catania – INAF, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Nascimbeni, ValerioUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Piotto, GiampaoloUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Viotto, ValentinaINAFUNSPECIFIED
Piazza, DanieleUniv. BernUNSPECIFIED
Bandy, TimothyUniv. BernUNSPECIFIED
Basso, StefanoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Benz, WillyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bergomi, MariaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Biondi, FedericoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Borsa, FrancescoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Börner, AnkoAnko.Boerner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Brandeker, AlexisUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brändli, MathiasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bruno, GiordanoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cabrera Perez, JuanJuan.Cabrera (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6653-5487
Calderone, FlaviaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cessa, VirginieUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Chinellato, SimonettaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
De Roche, ThierryUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dima, MarcoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Erikson, Andersanders.erikson (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Farinato, JacopoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ghigo, MauroUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Greggio, DavideUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Klebor, MaximilianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Marafatto, LucaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Munari, MatteoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mogulsky, ValeryOHBUNSPECIFIED
Pertenais, MartinMartin.Pertenais (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Peter, Gisbertgisbert.peter (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6101-2513
Portaluri, ElisaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rieder, MartinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rockstein, SteveUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schweitzer, MarioUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sicilia, DanielaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Umbriaco, GabrieleUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wieser, MatthiasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Heras, Ana M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Marliani, FilippoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pirrotta, SimoneUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Salatti, MarioUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tommasi, ElisabettaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bardazzi, RiccardoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Battistelli, EnricoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brotini, MauroUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Burresi, MatteoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Capuano, EmanueleUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Marinai, MassimoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Novi, AndreaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Catala, ClaudeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:6 July 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of SPIE
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:10698
DOI :10.1117/12.2313538
Page Range:1462 - 1471
Publisher:SPIE
Status:Published
Keywords:PLATO, Exoplanets, Transits, refractive design, ESA medium size mission, asteroseismology
Event Title:Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Event Location:Austin, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Organizer:SPIE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systems Engineering Optische Systeme (old), R - Project PLATO (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Optical Sensor Systems > Space Instruments
Deposited By: Pertenais, Martin
Deposited On:22 Jan 2021 09:24
Last Modified:22 Jan 2021 09:24

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