[ASA] ESA selects PLATO!

Dennis Stello stello at physics.usyd.edu.au
Thu Feb 20 09:25:03 AEDT 2014

Excellent news from Europe.

The PLATO - Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars - mission was 
selected yesterday by ESA's Science Programme Committee for implementation 
as part of its Cosmic Vision 2015-25 Programme.
More information via: 

A paper detailing the mission concept and goals can be found here

Beyond detecting planets and stellar oscillations, the mission's 50% 
coverage of the sky over a 6-year period, will provide tremendous 
potential for investigating the Galaxy when combined with results from 
missions such as Gaia and large scale ground-based spectroscopy.

Kind regards
Dennis Stello

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