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Cameras

Cameras

Each of the 24 normal and 2 fast cameras includes: the Telescope comprised of the Telescope Optical Unit (N-TOU and…

The PLATO sky

The PLATO sky

PLATO has a flexible observing approach. Two observing strategies are reflected in the science requirements, long-duration observation of the same…

Observation gaps

Observation gaps

“Gaps” are defined as time during which science observations are suspended while other spacecraft operations are performed. R-SCI-400       During nominal…

Science Objectives

Science Objectives

PLATO is a transit survey mission with the goal of detecting and providing bulk characterisation for new planets and planetary…

Science

Science

PLATO will explore the diversity of planetary system by accurately determining their bulk properties, by constraining planet formation models, and…

PLATO in depth

PLATO in depth

The PLATO space mission (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillation of stars) will detect terrestrial exoplanets at orbits up to the habitable zone…