BRITE Target Explorer-Constellation (BRITE-Constellation)

BRITE-Constellation is a network of five nanosatellites to investigate stellar structure and evolution of the brightest stars in the sky and their interaction with the local environment. The BRITE nanosatellites obtain two-colour, high precision photometry. They operate in low-earth-orbits which allow for a superior time coverage and data length, not obtainable from ground.  The massive BRITE target stars are extremely important in producing the chemical elements in our universe and recycling them in winds and supernovae. They are “laboratories” that help us to understand a wide range of astrophysical processes in our universe.


Papers based on BRITE-Constellation observations should carry the following acknowledgement, preferably as a footnote to the title of the paper.

Based on data collected by the BRITE Constellation satellite mission, designed, built, launched, operated and supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), the University of Vienna, the Technical University of Graz, the University of Innsbruck, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), the Foundation for Polish Science & Technology (FNiTP MNiSW), and National Science Centre (NCN).
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