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  1. COROT all set to begin science mission

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    December 27, 2006

    After opening its protective cap and acquiring its 1st image 2 weeks ago, COROT is now in fine-pointing mode, the last crucial step before it starts returning science data.

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  3. COROT discovers its first exoplanet!

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    December 27, 2006

    It’s called CoRoT-Exo-1b, spans a diameter of between 200,000 and 250,000 km and completes an orbit of its parent star in just 1½ days. But for the engineers and scientists involved in the COROT project, it is much more than that, providing spectacular proof that the satellite they spent years developing is operating like clockwork and is now set to go on to even greater things.

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  4. COROT science observations underway

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    December 27, 2006

    After stabilizing the boresight in fine-pointing mode, using the instrument as a super star tracker, teams at CNES and French national scientific research centre CNRS have acquired the 1st images on COROT’s exoplanet channel.

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