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Paper: News and Preliminary Results of the CoRoT Space Mission
Volume: 398, Extreme Solar Systems
Page: 109
Authors: Deleuil, M.; Baglin, A.; the CoRoT Exoplanet Science Team
Abstract: CoRoT is the first instrument aiming at detecting exoplanets from space, using the transit method. It has been built in order to explore the domain of planets with orbital period less than two months, and size down to about two Earth radius. Successfully launched on the 27th of december 2006, the instrument started its science observations by the beginning of February this year. We will briefly describe the instrument, the mission profile, and present some preliminary results, assessing the on-flight performances and detection capabilities.
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