PLATO Management
 


PLATO 2.0 MISSION CONSORTIUM LEAD
The PMC is placed under the overall responsibility of a PMC Lead, who constitutes the formal interface of the consortium to ESA.
The PMC Lead is Heike Rauer.


PLATO 2.0 MISSION CONSORTIUM BOARD
All consortium activities are monitored by the PMC Board (PMCB), which serve as interface between
the consortium and the national agencies and institutes involved in the consortium. Members of the PMCB are:

Austria: 
    Manuel Güdel
Belgium: 
    Conny Aerts
BRAZIL: 
    Eduardo Janot-Pacheco
Denmark: 
    Jorgen Christensen Dalsgaard
France: 
    Magali Deleuil, Thierry Appourchaux  
Germany: 
    Laurent Gizon; Heike Rauer
HUNGARY 
Robert Szabo
Italy: 
    Isabella Pagano; Giampaolo Piotto
Portugal:    
    Nuno Santos
Spain: 
    Miguel Mass-Hesse; Juan-Carlos Suarez
SWEDEN 
    Alexis Brandecker
Switzerland: 
    Willy Benz; Stéphane Udry
U.K.: 
Don Pollacco; Alan Smith
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Here following are information on:

  1. BulletHow PLATO is managed

  2. BulletWho does what

  3. BulletData policy

  4. BulletMembers of the PLATO Consortium



How PLATO is managed

PLATO Mission Management is provided by ESA.

ESA has appointed a Study Team and a Science Advisory Team.

ESA STUDY Team

  1. BulletStudy Manager: Philippe Gondoin (ESA, SRE-SA)

  2. BulletProject Scientist: Ana Heras (ESA, SRE-SA)

  3. BulletPayload Study Manager: Tobias Boenke (ESA, SRE-SA)

  4. BulletPayload Study System Engineer: Davide Agolon (ESA, SRE-SA)

  5. BulletProject Science Support: Göran Pilbratt (ESA, SRE-SA)


PLATO 2.0 Science Advisory Team

  1. BulletHeike Rauer - Inst. of Planetary Research, DLR, Germany

  2. BulletMarie-Jo Goupil -  Obs.de Paris, France

  3. BulletGiampaolo Piotto - Univ. di Padova, Italy

  4. BulletDon Pollacco - Univ. Warwick,  United Kingdom

  5. BulletStéphane Udry - Obs. de Genève, Switzerland

  6. BulletMiguel Mas-Hesse - CAB, INTA-CSIC, Spain

  7. BulletRoberto Ragazzoni - INAF, Oss. Astron. di Padova, Italy

  8. BulletLaurent Gizon - MPI for Solar System Research, Germany

  9. BulletConny Aerts - KU Leuven, Belgium

  10. BulletMagali Deleuil, LAM, France



Who does what

ESA is responsible to provide the mission with:

  1. BulletSatellite

  2. BulletOptical Bench

  3. BulletMission Operation Center (MOC)

  4. BulletScience Operation Center (SOC)

  5. BulletLauncher and launch facilities


The PLATO 2.0 Mission Consortium (PMC), funded by national agencies, is responsible to provide the mission with:

  1. BulletPayload (PP)

  2. BulletData Center (PDC)

  3. BulletScience Preparation Management (PSPM) 

PMC DirectoryPeople.html
PAYLOADPLATO_Payload/PLATO_Payload.html
DATA CENTERPDC/PDC.html
Science Preparation ManagementPSPM/PSPM.html
PMC LEADPMC_Lead.html

Data policy

PLATO is an open access mission, huge data set for many communities.

  1. BulletPLATO data will become public as soon as they are validated

  2. BulletOpen calls to the community will ask for complementary science programs.



Members of the PLATO Consortium




Scientists from 23 countries contribute to the PMC: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA.


PLATO individual members are given in the PMC Directory.