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Mission organization during
the exploitation phase

The CoRoT project is carried out with an international cooperation.

The French contribution

  • The CNES is responsible of the entire system
     
  • The CNES is responsible for the launch contract
     
  • Thales Alenia Space Satellite industrial architect:
     
    • platform supplier,
    • satellite engineering,
    • satellite AIT,
    • launch campaign.

  • The CNES is the instrument manager
    The instrument is composed of 4 subsystems managed by french laboratories:
     
    • LAM (Marseille),
    • Paris-Meudon Observatory,
    • IAS (Orsay).

The instrument cooperation

The Ground Segment cooperation

  • Spain and Brazil contribute to the Ground Segment.
    The GMV company is responsible for the development of the CoRoT Mission Center Software.
    Brazil brings the Alcantara earth terminal, and 5 Brazilian engineers/researchers have been seconded to work in France on the development of the User Ground Segment (definition of calibration and data processing methods).
 
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Latest update 02/11/2009