AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 154 The Planck Mission
Special Session, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 10:00-11:30am, Town and Country

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[154.01] Overview of the Planck Mission

C. R. Lawrence (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Planck, the third space mission to measure the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background, will measure the sky at nine frequencies from 30--857 GHz, with angular resolution 5 arcm at the higher frequencies. With its unprecedented combination of sensitivity, frequency coverage, and angular resolution, Planck is designed to extract essentially all information available in the temperature anisotropies, and to measure the polarization to high accuracy. In this talk, I will describe the mission, its capabilities, and the data that it will produce.

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