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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).
 
ORGANISATION
Exploitation organisation  
Development organisation  
Development documentation  
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).


Latest update 02/11/2009