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PMC Science Management

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PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) is the European Space Agency's M3 mission. It is designed to search for small, rocky exoplanets in the habitable zone of stars like the Sun, and will do so using the transit method. By staring at a large area of sky, PLATO will observe small changes in brightness caused by exoplanets passing in front of their host stars.

After a lot of hard work by all consortium members, PLATO was officially adopted by ESA in June 2017.

The PSM is the science management arm of the PLATO consortium. It works to ensure that the mission is able to fulfill its scientific goals, and to prepare for analysis of data collected by the satellite. The PSM also acts as the interface between the PLATO consortium and the wider scientific community.

For more information about PLATO, please explore the links above. For inquiries, please contact psmoffice[at]


COVID-19: a message from the PLATO Consortium Lead

Heike Rauer, PLATO Consortium Lead, today circulated a message to all PMC members regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. You can see the full message by clicking on the title of this news item.

At the PSM Office, we echo Heike's message, and hope that everyone stays safe and well during this period of uncertainty.