Exoplanet detection capability of the COROT space mission

  title={Exoplanet detection capability of the COROT space mission},
  author={Pascal J. Bord{\'e} and Daniel Rouan and Alain L{\'e}ger},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
COROT will be the first high precision photometric satellite to be launched with the aim of detecting exoplanets by the transit method. In this paper, we present the simulations we have carried out in order to assess the detection capability of COROT. Using the model of stellar population synthesis of the Galaxy developed at Besancon Observatory (Robin & Creze 1986) and a simple cross-correlation technique (Borde et al. 2001), we find that COROT has the capacity to detect numerous exoplanets… 

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