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Brazil in space: Astrophysics and Engineering

Grant number: 16/13750-6
Support Opportunities:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: March 01, 2019 - February 29, 2024
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Stellar Astrophysics
Principal Investigator:Eduardo Janot Pacheco
Grantee:Eduardo Janot Pacheco
Host Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Sylvio Ferraz de Mello ; Tatiana Alexandrovna Michtchenko
Associated researchers:Adriana Benetti Marques Valio ; Claudia de Alencar Santos Janot Pacheco ; Érico Lucas Marques ; Fábio de Oliveira Fialho ; Fuad Kassab Junior ; Karin Silvia Franzoni Fornazier Guimarães ; Laerte Brandão Paes de Andrade ; Leonardo Pinheiro da Silva ; Luander Bernardes ; Marcelo Emilio ; Maria Cristina de Assis Rabello Soares ; Rodrigo Carlos Boufleur ; Sergio Ribeiro Augusto ; Vanderlei Cunha Parro
Associated scholarship(s):22/14024-8 - Implementation and integration of IT services for the Attitude Control System simulator and instrumental corrections of the PLATO mission in LTE., BP.TT
19/21605-4 - Verification and Validation of embedded scientific software for the PLATO mission, BP.TT
19/14205-0 - Research and development of embedded software for the PLATO mission, BP.TT
+ associated scholarships 19/14206-6 - Research and development on attitude control for the PLATO mission, BP.TT
18/19585-2 - Attitude Control and Jitter Photometric Correction of PLATO 2.0 Space Mission, BE.PQ
16/20189-9 - Dynamic evolution due to tide in differentiated exoplanets and satellites, BP.PD - associated scholarships


Discoveries in the last decades have stimulated the use of interdisciplinary tools to study exoplanets and, naturally, astrobiology. These efforts are helping to understand complex phenomena as, for instance, planetary habitability. Science is trying to answer ancient questions as: Are there planets similar to ours outside the solar system? Is life a common phenomenon in the universe? How life originated on Earth? What is the future of life on Earth? In this thematic project, we will study some open questions in the field of exoplanets and habitability. Brazil is participating in the development of science and engineering of ESA's Cosmic Vision program medium-class satellite PLATO 2.0 to be launched in 2024. PLATO main 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. The engineer aspect of this project comprises part of its payload design and development. Brazilian scientific community will have access to PLATO's scientific data in a pro-rata sharing with its partner countries. (AU)

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Scientific publications (12)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
GOMES, G. O.; FOLONIER, H. A.; FERRAZ-MELLO, S.. Rotation and figure evolution in the creep tide theory: a new approach and application to Mercury. CELESTIAL MECHANICS & DYNAMICAL ASTRONOMY, v. 131, n. 12, . (17/25224-0, 16/20189-9, 16/13750-6)
BARROS, DOUGLAS A.; PEREZ-VILLEGAS, ANGELES; LEPINE, JACQUES R. D.; MICHTCHENKO, TATIANA A.; VIEIRA, RONALDO S. S.. Exploring the Origin of Moving Groups and Diagonal Ridges by Simulations of Stellar Orbits and Birthplaces. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 888, n. 2, . (17/15893-1, 16/13750-6)
GIUPPONE, CRISTIAN A.; RODRIGUEZ, ADRIAN; MICHTCHENKO, TATIANA A.; DE ALMEIDA, AMAURY A.. ast and present dynamics of the circumbinary moons in the Pluto-Charon syste. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 658, . (09/54006-4, 16/13750-6)
FOLONIER, HUGO A.; BOUE, GWENAEL; FERRAZ-MELLO, SYLVIO. Ellipsoidal equilibrium figure and Cassini states of rotating planets and satellites deformed by a tidal potential in the spatial case. CELESTIAL MECHANICS & DYNAMICAL ASTRONOMY, v. 134, n. 1, . (16/13750-6, 19/11276-3, 16/20189-9)
EIDAM, JESSICA M.; ANDRADE, LAERTE; EMILIO, MARCELO; CRISTINA RABELLO-SOARES, M.; PEREIRA, ALAN W.; JANOT-PACHECO, EDUARDO; ARMSTRONG, JAMES D.. Photometry and spectroscopy of massive stars observed during K2 Campaign 8. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 491, n. 1, p. 302-312, . (16/13750-6)
MIGLIORINI, ALESSANDRA; DE SANCTIS, M. C.; MICHTCHENKO, T. A.; LAZZARO, D.; BARBIERI, M.; MESA, D.; LAZZARIN, M.; LA FORGIA, F.. Characterization of V-type asteroids orbiting in the middle and outer main belt. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 504, n. 2, p. 2019-2032, . (09/54006-4, 16/13750-6)
ZOPPETTI, F. A.; FOLONIER, H.; LEIVA, A. M.; BEAUGE, C.. Creep tide model for the three-body problem The rotational evolution of a circumbinary planet. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 651, . (16/13750-6, 16/20189-9)
ALVES SILVA, R.; BEAUGE, C.; FERRAZ-MELLO, S.; CINCOTTA, P. M.; GIORDANO, C. M.. Instability times in the HD 181433 exoplanetary system. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 652, . (16/13750-6)
GOMES, G. O.; FERRAZ-MELLO, S.. Tidal evolution of exoplanetary systems hosting potentially habitable exoplanets. The cases of LHS-1140 b-c and K2-18 b-c. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 494, n. 4, p. 5082-5090, . (17/25224-0, 16/13750-6, 19/21201-0)
FERRAZ-MELLO, SYLVIO; BEAUGE, CRISTIAN; FOLONIER, HUGO A.; GOMES, GABRIEL O.. Tidal friction in satellites and planets. The new version of the creep tide theory. European Physical Journal-Special Topics, v. 229, n. 8, SI, p. 1441-1462, . (16/20189-9, 16/13750-6, 17/25224-0)
DEPAULA, L. A.; MICHTCHENKO, T. A.; SOUSA-SILVA, P. A.. Adapting a solid accretion scenario for migrating planets in FARGO3D. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 490, n. 2, p. 2336-2346, . (14/00492-3, 09/54006-4, 16/13750-6)

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