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Plato exoplanet mission gets green light for next phase

Written by  Friday, 14 January 2022 12:00
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Plato, ESA’s next-generation planet hunting mission, has been given the green light to continue with its development after the critical milestone review concluded successfully on 11 January 2022.

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Plato, or PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars, is the third medium-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision programme. Its objective is to find and study a large number of extrasolar planetary systems, with emphasis on the properties of terrestrial planets in the habitable zone around solar-like stars. Plato has also been designed to investigate seismic activity in stars, enabling the precise characterisation of the planet host star, including its age.

For further information, please contact:

Filippo Marliani
ESA PLATO project manager
Email:

Ana M. Heras
ESA PLATO project scientist
Email:


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