Exoplanets from space – CHEOPS and PLATO, ESA’s next two projects
Preparation of CHEOPS (launch 2019) and PLATO (launch 2026) space missions in collaboration with several international groups. Light curve analysis of transiting exoplanets using data from current (K2 and TESS) and future (CHEOPS and PLATO) spacecrafts, and the acquisition and interpretation of supporting ground based data through the international KESPRINT team to characterise and publish the detected exoplanets and their systems.
Carina Persson (contact)
Associate Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Galactic Astrophysics
Affiliate Professor at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Galactic Astrophysics
Swedish National Space Board
Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2022
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