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Work continues to ramp up...

Update: 10/11/2017

PLATO was officially adopted by ESA in June 2017. Thank you to all PSM members for your hard work to get us to this point.

Please address all email regarding Office matters to

The main priority for the PSM is the definition of scientific test cases top help with our evaluation of the on-board data processing algorithms. All members of the WP11 and WP12 should have received an email with details of how they can contribute to this effort; if you have not received it, please get in touch with the PSM Office using the email address above.

A general status update for the PSM as a whole has also been distributed by the PSM Office. Again, please get in touch if you have not received this.

Note that an official membership policy for the PLATO Mission Consortium is expected to be released in the New Year. All members (and prospective members) of the Consortium will be asked to sign-up to the membership policy and publication policy.


Fri 10 Nov '17
Website updates

Myriad updates have been made to the website over the last week. These include updates to the PSM members-only area; please click the title of this item for more details.

Wed 06 Dec '17
PDC job advert - database software developer

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), Göttingen, Germany, invites applications for a Database Software Developer to work for the PLATO Data Centre (PDC). The position is available for an initial period starting as early as 1st January 2018 until 31st March 2019, with the possibility of a long-term extension that is contingent upon performance and project funding.

Please send your CV and application letter, in English, as one PDF file to knoche[at] with the subject line "PDC Database Software Developer. Review of applications will begin on 22/12/2017 and continue until the position is filled.

For information, please click the title of this news item.

Fri 10 Nov '17
ATBD review ongoing

The PSM review of the onboard data processing algorithms continues.

Following the delivery of the final reports to the PDC Office and the Performance Team, the PSM Office have been working with those groups to address the action items arising from the reports. Several of these have now been closed, but there are some outstanding issues that urgently need attention. Of these, the most important is the question of scientific testing to show that the algorithms fulfil the mission's science requirements.

The PSM Office circulated an email update regarding this question, with information about how PSM members can contribute to this effort. Please get in touch via email if you have not received this.

Information, and a list of next steps, is available on the Reviews page of the Members-only area (click the title of this news item)


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