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ESA’s CCD test bench for the PLATO mission
Author(s): Thierry Beaufort; Ludovic Duvet; Sander Bloemmaert; Frederic Lemmel; Thibaut Prod'homme; Peter Verhoeve; Hans Smit; Bart Butler; Cornelis van der Luijt; Jerko Heijnen; Ivo Visser
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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 and at -70 C. To de-risk the PLATO CCD qualification programme initiated in 2014 and support the mission definition process, ESA's Payload Technology Validation section from the Future Missions Office has developed a dedicated test bench.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 991521 (1 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232343
Show Author Affiliations
Thierry Beaufort, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Ludovic Duvet, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Sander Bloemmaert, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Frederic Lemmel, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Thibaut Prod'homme, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Peter Verhoeve, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Hans Smit, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Bart Butler, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Cornelis van der Luijt, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Jerko Heijnen, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Ivo Visser, 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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