Today, the 3rd of July, the third of four Satellite Interface Simulator (SIS) Power Front-Ends (PFE) in support of the PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) mission was shipped to Thales Alenia Space (TAS) in UK premises after having completed testing in early June. One more set is under way at Rovsing for delivery during the summer 2020.
Each SIS PFE set uses the Rovsing Second Level Protection (SLP) together with a number of Rovsing Latching Current Limiters (LCLs) hosted in Power Front-Ends and controlled with the Rovsing EGSE Controller SW Suite.
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.
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