The COROT (Convection Rotation ŕ Transits planétaires / Convection Rotation and planetary Transits) instrument, an afocal telescope equipped by four CCD detectors, was put on a Proteus platform and launched in late 2006 for an at least 2 and 1/2 years mission.
COROT has two scientific objectives :
This astrophysical space experiment will enable to study, in two application domains, phenomena and objects never observed to this day.
The payload main components are :
COROT stopped sending data on 2. November 2012.
|Type / Application:||Astronomy|
|Equipment:||27 cm diameter telescope|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Lifetime:||2.5 years minimum|
|COROT||27.12.2006||TB LC-31/6||Souyz-2-1b Fregat|