Welcome to the PSM website
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 misssion is able to fulfil 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 enquiries, please contact psmoffice[at]warwick.ac.uk
The PLATO mission consortium has a new website - https://platomission.com/
The new website provides an overview of the PLATO mission, information about the different groups involved, science goals and requirements, development work, mission timeline, etc.
For general information about PLATO, please use the new website. PSM-specific news and updates will continue to be made available through this website.