In early May an external KO meeting for the PLATO TT&C SCOE project was held.
In the scope of this project, Celestia UK with the support of Celestia STS will provide the X and K-Band Modems to ATOS, Vienna for integration into the overall TT&C SCOEs. The modems are similar to those provided by Celestia STS in the scope of the Euclid project. In total 2 of each modem type will be provided in October 2021.
PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) is European Space Agency Cosmic Vision programme mission. 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.