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ESA's PLATO mission: Development status and upcoming milestones

Heras, Ana and Rauer, H and Aerts, C. and Deleuil, M and Gizon, L. and Goupil, M.J. and Mas-Hesse, J. Miguel and Pagano, I. and Piotto, G. and Pollacco, D. L. and Ragazzoni, R. and Ramsay, G. and Udry, S. (2022) ESA's PLATO mission: Development status and upcoming milestones. AASTCS 9: Exoplanets IV, 01-06.05.2022, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Official URL: https://baas.aas.org/pub/2022n5i504p01/release/1

Abstract

PLATO is the third medium class mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision programme, with a planned launch date by end 2026. Its main objective is the detection and bulk characterisation of exoplanets down to Earth size, with emphasis on planets orbiting up to the habitable zone of bright solar-like stars. PLATO will study host stars using asteroseismology, allowing us to determine the stellar properties with high accuracy and substantially enhance our knowledge of stellar structure and evolution. Following the successful Critical Milestone Review, ESA has given green light to continue the implementation of the spacecraft and the payload, which includes the serial production of its 26 cameras. We will present the status of the satellite and the ground segment development, and report on the progress made on the PLATO Input Catalogue, the sky field selection, the ground-based follow-up observations programme, and on other activities associated with the scientific preparation. We will also give an overview of the main upcoming milestones in the mission development and in the observing strategy definition.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/190155/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:ESA's PLATO mission: Development status and upcoming milestones
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Heras, AnaEuropean Space Agency (Netherlands)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rauer, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Aerts, C.Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BelgiumUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Deleuil, MLaboratoire d'Astrophysique de MarseilleUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gizon, L.MPI SonnensystemforschungUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Goupil, M.J.LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Paris Diderot, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mas-Hesse, J. MiguelCentro de Astrobiologia (CSIC-INTA), Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pagano, I.INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Piotto, G.Universita’ di Padova, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pollacco, D. L.University of Warwick, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ragazzoni, R.INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Vicolo dell’Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ramsay, G.Armagh Observatory & PlanetariumUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Udry, S.Department of Astronomy, University of Geneva, Chemin Pegasi 51, Versoix, CH-1290, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2022
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:54
Series Name:Bulletin of the AAS
Status:Published
Keywords:PLATO, M3 mission, Exoplanets
Event Title:AASTCS 9: Exoplanets IV
Event Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:01-06.05.2022
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - PLATO: F-FEE
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Deposited By: Schwarz, Sandra
Deposited On:18 Nov 2022 10:48
Last Modified:18 Nov 2022 10:48

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