Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) is the third medium-class mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision programme. Its objective is to find and study a large number of extrasolar planetary systems, with emphasis on the properties of terrestrial planets in the habitable zone around solar-like stars. PLATO has also been designed to investigate seismic activity in stars, enabling the precise characterisation of the planet host star, including its age.
Skytek attended the PLATO Industry Days 2018 held on the 19th and 20th September 2018 at the ESA ESTEC facility. During the industry day, European Space Agency (ESA) and OHB System AG (Germany) informed the space community and companies on the PLATO mission, its procurement plan and related business opportunities.
During the event, Skytek presented and demonstrated the International Procedure Viewer (IPV) and its usage for advanced satellite advanced, integration and testing functionality (AIT).
Further information on IPV is available at http://www.skytek.com/our-porfolio/ipv/
Further information on the PLATO mission is available at http://sci.esa.int/plato/