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Technology validation of the PLATO CCD at ESA
Author(s): Thibaut Prod'homme; Peter Verhoeve; Thierry Beaufort; Ludovic Duvet; Frederic Lemmel; Hans Smit; Sander Blommaert; Tim Oosterbroek; Cornelis van der Luijt; Ivo Visser; Jerko Heijnen; Bart Butler
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Paper Abstract

PLATO { PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars { is the third medium-class mission to be selected in the European Space Agency (ESA) Science and Robotic Exploration Cosmic Vision programme. Due for launch in 2025, the payload makes use of a large format (8 cm x 8 cm) Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) the e2v CCD270 operated at 4 MHz. The manufacture of such large device in large quantity constitutes an unprecedented effort. To de-risk the PLATO CCD procurement and aid the mission definition process, ESA's Payload Technology Validation team is characterizing the electro-optical performance of a number of PLATO devices before and after proton irradiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99150U (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231598
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Thibaut Prod'homme, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Peter Verhoeve, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Thierry Beaufort, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Ludovic Duvet, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Frederic Lemmel, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Hans Smit, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Sander Blommaert, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Tim Oosterbroek, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Cornelis van der Luijt, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Ivo Visser, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Jerko Heijnen, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Bart Butler, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9915:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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