The CoRoT satellite in flight : description and performance

@article{Auvergne2009TheCS,
  title={The CoRoT satellite in flight : description and performance},
  author={M. Auvergne and P. Bodin and L. Boisnard and J. Buey and S. Chaintreuil and C. Team},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2009},
  volume={506},
  pages={411-424}
}
Context. CoRoT is a space telescope dedicated to stellar seismology and the search for extrasolar planets. The mission is led by the CNES in association with French laboratories and has a large international participation. The European Space Agency (ESA), Austria, Belgium, and Germany contribute to the payload, and Spain and Brazil contribute to the ground segment. Development of the spacecraft, which is based on a PROTEUS low earth orbit (LEO) recurrent platform, commenced in October 2000, and… Expand
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