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  • Author: Tauber, J. A.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Mandoles, N.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Puget, J.-L.

    CNRS

  • Author: Banos, T.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Bersanelli, M.

    Universitá degli Studi di Milano

  • Author: Bouchet, F. R.

    Sorbonne Université

  • Author: Butler, R. C.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Charra, J.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Crone, G.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Dodsworth, J.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Efstathiou, G.

    University of Cambridge

  • Author: Gispert, R.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Guyot, G.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Gregorio, A.

    University of Trieste

  • Author: Juillet, J. J.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Lamarre, J.-M.

    Observatoire de Paris

  • Author: Laureijs, R. J.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Lawrence, C. R.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Nørgaard-Nielsen, Hans Ulrik

    Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Passvogel, T.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Reix, J. M.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Texier, D.

    European Space Astronomy Centre and European Space Agency

  • Author: Vilbert, L.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Zacchei, A.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Ade, P. A. R.

    Cardiff University

  • Author: Aghanim, N.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Aja, B.

    Universidad de Cantabria

  • Author: Alippi, E.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Aloy, L.

    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

  • Author: Arondel, A.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Arreola-Villanueva, A.

    California Institute of Technology

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    Universidad de Cantabria

  • Author: Artina, E.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Arts, A.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Ashdown, M.

    University of Cambridge

  • Author: Aumont, J.

    Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements

  • Author: Azzaro, M.

    Universidad De Granada

  • Author: Bacchetta, A.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Baccigalupi, C.

    International School for Advanced Studies

  • Author: Baker, M.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Balasini, M.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Balbi, A.

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

  • Author: Banday, A. J.

    Max Planck Institute

  • Author: Barbier, G.

    Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble

  • Author: Barreiro, R. B.

    Universidad de Cantabria

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    Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    University of Granada

  • Author: Benabed, K.

    Sorbonne Université

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    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Beneyton, R.

    Sorbonne Université

  • Author: Bennett, K.

    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble

  • Author: Bernard, J.-P.

    Universite de Toulouse

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    California Institute of Technology

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Officine Pasquali

  • Author: Biggins, R.

    European Space Agency - ESA

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

  • Author: Blavot, H.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Bock, J. J.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Bonaldi, A.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Bond, R.

    University of Toronto

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    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Borders, J.

    California Institute of Technology

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    University of California

  • Author: Boschini, L.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Boulanger, F.

    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble

  • Author: Bouzit, M.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Bowman, R.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Bréelle, E.

    CNRS

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    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom

  • Author: Braghin, M.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Bremer, M.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Brienza, D.

    Sapienza - Università di Roma

  • Author: Broszkiewicz, D.

    CNRS

  • Author: Burigana, C.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Burkhalter, M.

    Oerlikon Space

  • Author: Cabella, P.

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

  • Author: Cafferty, T.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Cairola, M.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Caminade, S.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Camus, P.

    CNRS

  • Author: Cantalupo, C. M.

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Author: Cappellini, B.

    Universitá degli Studi di Milano

  • Author: Cardoso, J.-F.

    CNRS

  • Author: Carr, R.

    European Space Agency - ESA

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    CNRS

  • Author: Caýon, L.

    Purdue University, United States

  • Author: Cesa, M.

    Thales Alenia Space

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    CNRS

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    University of Cambridge

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    Imperial College London

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Academia Sinica Taiwan

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Niels Bohr Institute

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    Stanford University

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Imperial College London

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    CNRS

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    Sorbonne Université

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    Sorbonne Université

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Observatoire de Paris

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom

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    California Institute of Technology

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    National Institute for Astrophysics

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    Max Planck Institute

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    Sorbonne Université

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    International School for Advanced Studies

  • Author: d'Aquino, G.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: D'Arcangelo, O.

    CNR

  • Author: Dassas, K.

    Universite Paris-Sud

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    University of Manchester

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    Oerlikon Space

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    University of Manchester

  • Author: De Bernardis, P.

    Sapienza - Università di Roma

  • Author: de Chambure, D.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: de Gasperis, G.

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

  • Author: De la Fuente, M. L.

    Universidad de Cantabria

  • Author: De Paco, P.

    Autonomous University of Barcelona

  • Author: De Rosa, A.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: De Troia, G.

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

  • Author: De Zotti, G.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Dehamme, M.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Delabrouille, J.

    CNRS

  • Author: Delouis, J.-M.

    Sorbonne Université

  • Author: Désert, F.-X.

    CNRS

  • Author: di Girolamo, G.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Dickinson, C.

    University of Manchester

  • Author: Doelling, E.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Dolag, K.

    Max Planck Institute

  • Author: Domken, I.

    Centre Spatial de Liège

  • Author: Douspis, M.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Doyle, D.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Du, S.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Dubruel, D.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Dufour, C.

    CNRS

  • Author: Dumesnil, C.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Dupac, X.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Duret, P.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Eder, C.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Elfving, A.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Enßlin, T. A.

    Max Planck Institute

  • Author: Eng, P.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: English, K.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Eriksen, H. K.

    University of Oslo

  • Author: Estaria, P.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Falvella, M. C.

    Agenzia Spaziale Italiana

  • Author: Ferrari, F.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Finelli, F.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Fishman, A.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Fogliani, S.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Foley, S.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Fonseca, A.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Forma, G.

    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite de Toulouse

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    University of Barcelona

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    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Frallis, M.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Franceschet, C.

    Universitá degli Studi di Milano

  • Author: Franceschi, E.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: François, S.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Frerking, M.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Gómez-Reñasco, M. F.

    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

  • Author: Gorski, K. M.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Gaier, T. C.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Galeotta, S.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Ganga, K.

    CNRS

  • Author: García Lázaro, J.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Garnica, A.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Gaspard, M.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Gavila, E.

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Author: Giard, m.

    Universite de Toulouse

  • Author: Giardino, G.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Glenger, G.

    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Giraud-Heraud, Y.

    CNRS

  • Author: Glorian, J.-M.

    Universite de Toulouse

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    Cardiff University

  • Author: Gruppuso, A.

    National Institute for Astrophysics

  • Author: Guglieimi, L.

    CNRS

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    CNRS

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    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Hansen, F. K.

    University of Oslo

  • Author: Hardy, J.

    California Institute of Technology

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    University of Cambridge

  • Author: Hazell, A.

    European Space Agency - ESA

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    European Space Agency - ESA

  • Author: Heckenauer, V.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Heinzer, D.

    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Max Planck Institute

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Max Planck Institute

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    Universidad de Cantabria

  • Author: Herreros, J. M.

    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

  • Author: Hervier, V.

    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Heske, A.

    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Universite Paris-Sud

  • Author: Hildebrandt, S. R.

    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

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    University of Cambridge

  • Author: Hivon, E.

    Sorbonne Université

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    University of Cambridge

  • Author: Hollert, D.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Holmes, W.

    California Institute of Technology

  • Author: Hornstrup, Allan

    IT-Department, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Hovest, W.

    Max Planck Institute

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    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

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    California Institute of Technology

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    University of Miami

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    DA-Group

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    California Institute of Technology

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Imperial College London

  • Author: Jaffe, T. R.

    University of Manchester

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Mechanical Engineering, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Princeton University

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    University of Helsinki, Finland

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    CNRS

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    California Institute of Technology

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    University of Helsinki, Finland

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Max Planck Institute

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    Max Planck Institute

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    University of California

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    California Institute of Technology

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    University of Helsinki, Finland

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    Aalto University

  • Author: Lagache, G.

    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Universite de Toulouse

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Officine Pasquali

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    University of Cambridge

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    CNRS

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    University of Manchester

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Sorbonne Université

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    University of California

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    California Institute of Technology

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    University of Oslo

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    California Institute of Technology

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    University of California

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    California Institute of Technology

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1

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    CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

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    Imperial College London

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    University of Manchester

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    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

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    Universitá degli Studi di Milano

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    National Institute for Astrophysics

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Universidad de Cantabria

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite de Toulouse

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    Sapienza - Università di Roma

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    National Institute for Astrophysics

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    Universita di Padova

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    Max Planck Institute

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    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Universidad de Cantabria

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    University of California

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    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

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    Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Universitá degli Studi di Milano

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Sorbonne Université

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite de Toulouse

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    California Institute of Technology

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    National Institute for Astrophysics

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    National Institute for Astrophysics

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    University of Geneva, Switzerland

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    University of Cambridge

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    Sorbonne Université

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    California Institute of Technology

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    University of Cambridge

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    National University of Ireland

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite de Toulouse

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    Niels Bohr Institute

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Sapienza - Università di Roma

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    Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

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    University of Toronto

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Universite de Toulouse

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    TICRA

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    Centre Spatial de Liège

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Imperial College London

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    Niels Bohr Institute

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    California Institute of Technology

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Spitzer Science Center

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    Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble

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    CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Sorbonne Université

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    Haverford College

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Universidad de Cantabria

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    National Institute for Astrophysics

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    California Institute of Technology

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1

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    International School for Advanced Studies

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    Sapienza - Università di Roma

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    CNRS

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    University of Southern California

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    CNR

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    Universite de Toulouse

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    Agenzia Spaziale Italiana

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    Institute of Space Sciences

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    Universite Paris-Sud

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    University of Helsinki, Finland

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Polytechnic University of Catalonia

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Sorbonne Université

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    Max Planck Institute

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    Universite de Toulouse

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    European Space Agency - ESA

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

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    Max Planck Institute

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    California Institute of Technology

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    Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1

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    University of California at Berkeley

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    Thales Alenia Space

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    Max Planck Institute

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    Universite de Toulouse

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The European Space Agency's Planck satellite, launched on 14 May 2009, is the third-generation space experiment in the field of cosmic microwave background (CMB) research. It will image the anisotropies of the CMB over the whole sky, with unprecedented sensitivity ( ~ 2 × 10-6) and angular resolution (~5 arcmin). Planck will provide a major source of information relevant to many fundamental cosmological problems and will test current theories of the early evolution of the Universe and the origin of structure. It will also address a wide range of areas of astrophysical research related to the Milky Way as well as external galaxies and clusters of galaxies. The ability of Planck to measure polarization across a wide frequency range (30-350 GHz), with high precision and accuracy, and over the whole sky, will provide unique insight, not only into specific cosmological questions, but also into the properties of the interstellar medium. This paper is part of a series which describes the technical capabilities of the Planck scientific payload. It is based on the knowledge gathered during the on-ground calibration campaigns of the major subsystems, principally its telescope and its two scientific instruments, and of tests at fully integrated satellite level. It represents the best estimate before launch of the technical performance that the satellite and its payload will achieve in flight. In this paper, we summarise the main elements of the payload performance, which is described in detail in the accompanying papers. In addition, we describe the satellite performance elements which are most relevant for science, and provide an overview of the plans for scientific operations and data analysis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Volume520
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)A1
Number of pages22
ISSN0004-6361
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
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    Research areas

  • Radio continuum: general, Instrumentation: polarimeters, Instrumentation: detectors, Space vehicles: instruments, Cosmic microwave background, Submillimeter: general
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