August 25, 2014

CoRoT Events Summary

Events summary since the beginning of the mission

06/2014:CoRoT presentations
06/2014:Last telecommand sent to CoRoT satellite
03/2014:New animations presenting CoRoT mission
01/2014:CoRoT: collision evading and decommissioning
12/2013:The universal nature of stellar granulation unveiled
08/2013:Pulsating star sheds light on exoplanet
06/2013:Mission accomplished for CoRoT satellite
01/2013:Mission still interrupted
11/2012:Interruption of the mission
02/2012:Be stars have a larger core than predicted
02/2012:5th anniversary for CoRoT
10-2011:CoRoT and asteroseismology: Watching the pulsations of the heart of the stars
07-2011:Back to CoRot 9b
07-2011:Stars and Planets on the menu of the 2nd CoRoT Symposium
06-2011:CoRoT discovers 10 new extra-solar planets
06-2011:2nd CoRoT Symposium in Marseille, France, in June 2011, from 14 to 17th
04-2010:The astronomers aim at the heart of red giants
11/12-2010:The 4th CoRoT Brazil Workshop will be held in Natal, Brazil, from November 29th to December 1st, 2010
08-2010:CoRoT Reveals a Magnetic Activity Cycle in a Sun-Like Star
06-2010:Rich exoplanet harvest for CoRoT
03-2010:CoRoT satellite discovers CoRoT-9b, a temperate giant planet
10-2009:CoRoT: 3 years more for the exoplanets hunter satellite
10-2009:A&A special feature: "The CoRoT space mission: early results"
09-2009:CoRoT 1000 days, 100 000 stars
09-2009:CoRoT-7b is actually the first telluric exoplanet
08-2009:3D visualisation tool of CoRoT satellite, its movement in orbit and its attitude
05-2009:CoRoT detects non radial modes with long lifetimes in giant stars
04-2009:CoRoT back on track
03-2009:Space conversations with Pierre Barge responsible of the CoRoT exoplanet research programme at LAM
02-2009:CoRoT discovers the smallest exoplanet yet, with a surface to walk on
02-2009:1st international symposium dedicated to the scientific results of CoRoT
01-2009:The 1st CoRoT data are now fully accessible to the entire scientific community.
11-2008:CoRoT detects oscillations in 3 distant stars
10-2008:CoRoT discovers a new stellar oddity
10-2008:International Young Astronomers School dedicated to CoRoT took place on October 6-10, 2008
07-2008:The latest scientific results of CoRoT
05-2008:Communiqué from the CoRoT Team
12-2007:CoRoT one year after launch
11-2007:3rd CoRoT-Brasil Workshop in Natal, November 25-28, 2007
10-2007:300 days in orbit
07-2007:CoRoT Mission Center Key Point, on 24 July 2007
05-2007:Success of the first CoRoT satellite observation, on 3 may 2007
03-2007:Flight Acceptance Review in Cannes and Toulouse
02-2007:21st CoRoT Scientific Committee, at Paris Observatory, on 13 February 2007
02-2007:The CoRoT space telescope started its first observing run, on 3 February 2007
01-2007:Transition to fine pointing mode, on 30 January 2007
01-2007:CoRoT sees first light on 18 January 2007
01-2007:Acquisition of the first CCD dark image, on 3 January 2007
12-2006:Successful launch of the CoRoT satellite on 27 December 2006
12-2006:Soyuz launcher ready for flight on 24 December 2006
12-2006:Integration of the upper composite on 18 December 2006
12-2006:The combined activities are going well on 14 December 2006
12-2006:CoRoT Flight Operations Readiness Review on 11 December 2006
11-2006:After several days of preparation, the satellite's tank was full by 30 November 2006
11-2006:The preparation operations for launch are going well in Baïkonour, on 28 November 2006
11-2006:Shipment of the satellite to the Baïkonour Space Center on 14 November 2006
09-2006:Official opening and press conference of the exhibition Planets elsewhere, at Marseilles Natural History Museum, on 11 September 2006
09-2006:Flight Acceptance Review, in Cannes, from 5 to 7 September 2006
06-2006:10th CoRoT WEEK 5 to 9 June 2006 in Nice
04-2006:First system validation tests at the CoRoT Mission Center, in Toulouse, from 11 to 13 April 2006
04-2006:Safety trip to Baikonour, from 3 to 7 April 2006
03-2006:Mechanical qualification tests, in Cannes, from 10 February to 4 April 2006
01-2006:System Validation Preparation Review, 31 January 2006
01-2006:Beginning of the CoRoT satellite validation/integration phase, on 6 January 2006
12-2005:Thermal tests of the CoRoT payload in vacuum chamber, at Intespace, from 25 November to 4 December 2005
11-2005:Press conference and meeting with members of Parliament, from 15 to 17 November 2005
11-2005:2nd CoRoT Workshop in Brazil, from 2 to 6 November 2005
10-2005:Campaign of mechanical tests, at Intespace, from 7 to 18 October 2005
09-2005:Last steps of instrument integration, from 16 August to 8 September 2005.
06-2005:Preliminary Cosmodrome Readiness Review (PCRR), in Baïkonour, 21-24 June 2005.
06-2005:Signing of the agreement establishing the Brazilian contribution to CoRoT, at Paris Air Show, on 14 June 2005.
05-2005:8th COROTWEEK 23 to 27 May 2005 in Toulouse.
04-2005:Technical meeting at the Vienna Observatory on the 19th of April 2005.
04-2005:First light of the CoRoT telescope (during the night 13-14 April 2005).
04-2005:Satellite Critical Design Review, at Cannes, on the 11th of April 2005.
03-2005:External baffle final qualification tests on the 30th of March 2005.
03-2005:Beginning of the optical testing of the flight model instrument (afocal and dioptric camera), at CNES, on the 21st of March 2005.
03-2005:System Interface Review on the 4th of March 2005.
01-2005:The 6th of January 2005, Beginning of the instrument AIT in CNES.
12-2004:The 15th of Decembre 2004, Mechanical qualification tests of the camera, at Intespace.
12-2004:7th CoRoT WEEK from the 14th to the 17th of December 2004 in Granada (Spain).
12-2004:The 9th of Decembre 2004, Delivery of the Flight Model of the afocal telescope by Alcatel Cannes.
11-2004:The 5th of November 2004, Key Point of the CoRoT Mission Center industrial specifications, in Madrid.
10-2004:From October, 29th to November 2nd 2004, first CoRoT workshop in Brazil.
10-2004:October 2004, 5th, CoRoT mission presentation during the 55th International Astronautical Congress (Vancouver BC, Canada).
10-2004:From September 2004, 30th to October 2004, 4th, CoRoT team visited the University of British Columbia (Vancouver BC, Canada).
08-2004:The 25th of August 2004, first pictures of the MI camera at IAS.
08-2004:First mechanical qualification tests of the upper baffle, on the 17th of August 2004 at CSL.
07-2004:Qualification model delivery of the upper baffle, on the 9th of July 2004 at ESTEC.
06-2004:Ground control segment definition key point, on the 24th of June 2004.
06-2004:Venus transit before the Sun, on the 8th of June 2004.
05-2004:Mechanical qualification tests of the equipment case, on the 26th of May 2004 at CSL.
05-2004:6th CoRoT WEEK from the 17th to the 19th of May 2004 in Orsay.
05-2004:Instrument Critical Design Review on the 11th and 12th of May 2004.
05-2004:User Ground Segment Preliminary Design Review the 6th of May 2004.
03-2004:Delivery by Thales Alenia Space of the telescope structure on March 2004, 10th. Beginning of the afocal integration.
03-2004:Delivery by SONACA of the equipments case structure on March 2004, 9th.
01-2004:Satellite Preliminary Design Review on January 2004, 27th.
12-2003:5th CoRoT WEEK December 2003, from the 10th to the 12th in Berlin.
12-2003:Mission in Brazil à at INPE from the 3rd to the 5th of December 2003.
10-2003:System Preliminary Design Review on Octobre 2003, 14th and 15th in CNES Toulouse.
06-2003:4th CoRoT WEEK from the 2 to the 6th of June 2003. Workshop for the Scientists participating to the CoRoT mission.
05-2002:2nd CoRoT WEEK from the 13 to the 16th of May 2002. Workshop for the Scientists participating to the CoRoT mission.
04-2002:Mission in Brazil from the 15 to the 17th of April 2002. Proposition of a cooperation in the CoRoT project for the ground segment.
10-2001:Key Point from October the 24th to the 26th 2001 in the de Midi-Pyrenees Observatory in Toulouse.
04-2001:6th Scientific Committee, The meeting was held at the Observatoire de Paris, on April 2001, 2nd and 3rd.
12-2000:Contract between CNES and french laboratories.
10-2000:Decision from the Board of Directors to engage the phases C and D of the project.
03-2000:Recommandation from the SPC to carry out CoRoT after JASON 1 and CALIPSO, with a launch in 2004.
09-1999:Research for news European partners.
03-1998:Decision to begin the satellite B phase.
03-1998:Complement of the System Conception Review.
06-1997:System Conception Review.
12-1996:The SPC (CNES Scientific Programs Committee) choose CoRoT to be carried out on PROTEUS.