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Explanatory supplement[edit]

By Planck Collaboration

The Explanatory Supplement is a reference text to the public data delivered from the operations of the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite during its mission.

  1. The Planck mission (Dupac)
  2. The satellite
    1. The service module
      1. Thermal design(Mendes)
    2. HFI design, qualification, and performance (Lamarre/Pajot)
      1. Overview
      2. Cryogenics
      3. Cold optics
      4. Detection chain
      5. Time response
      6. Operations
      7. Performance summary
      8. Annexes
    3. LFI design, qualification, and performance(Gregorio)
    4. The telescope
    5. Others
      1. The standard radiation environment monitor (Mendes)
      2. The fiber optic gyro unit
  3. Ground Segment and Operations
    1. Ground segment overview (Dupac)
    2. Contingencies
    3. Operational history
    4. Survey scanning and performance (Dupac)
    5. Thermal environment
    6. Radiation environment (Mendes)
    7. Pointing performance (Dupac)
  4. Data processing
    1. Data flow overview
    2. On-board processing
    3. MOC data transfer and storage
    4. HFI Data Processing (Bouchet)
      1. Pre-processing (Vibert)
      2. TOI processing (Desert)
      3. Detectors pointing and beams (Crill/Jones/Jaffe)
      4. Map-making (Perdereau)
      5. Spectral response (Spencer)
      6. Internal overall validation (Ganga)
      7. Power spectra (Hivon)
      8. Summary of HFI data characteristics (Bouchet)
    5. LFI data processing: Introduction (Zacchei)
      1. TOI processing (Mennella)
      2. Detector Pointing (Maris/Galeotta)
      3. Beams (Sandri/Villa/Rocha)
      4. Map-making (Keihanen)
      5. LFI systematic effects uncertainties (Mennella)
      6. LFI internal overall validation (Maino)
      7. LFI specific L3 activities: masks, MCQA, etc
      8. Summary of LFI data characteristics & the RIMO content
    6. HFI/LFI joint data processing
      1. Compact Source catalogues (Ashdown/Nuevo/Caniego)
      2. CMB map cleaning from foreground emissions (Ashdown/Baccigalupi)
      3. CMB Power spectra and Planck likelihood code CLIK(Bouchet/Natoli)
      4. Simulations (TBC, bouchet)
    7. Scientific analyses products (bouchet)
    8. PSO processing (To be removed)
  5. Planck Legacy Archive(Dupac)
  6. Mission products
    1. Timelines: (Not in 1st Release)
    2. Frequency Maps: Types of mapsList of productsFITS file structure
    3. The RIMOs: Map-level data Band transmissions Beam Window Functions
    4. Effective Beams (Rocha??)
    5. Catalogues: ERCSC Compact Sources SZ Clusters
    6. Frequency maps angular power spectra (Zacheoi/Bouchet)
    7. Astrophysical component maps: CMB Foregrounds Dust opacityCO emission
    8. Planck CMB spectrum and Likelihood Code (Bouchet/Natoli)
    9. Cosmological Parameters
    10. Specially processed maps: Lensing map
    11. Additional angular power spectra (SZ, CIB...)
    12. The Planck Sky Model (Not in 1st Release)
    13. Scientific data used to generate Planck products
    14. Simulation data
    15. Survey history data (Dupac) SHoudl this be here or in the next chapter??
    16. Satellite history data (Not in 1st release)
  7. Payload design, performance and calibration data
    1. Instrument performance
    2. Telescope
    3. Thermal and cooler system
    4. Fiber optic gyro (Not in 1st Release)
    5. Space radiation environment monitor
  8. Software utilities
    1. Unpack and display (Not in 1st release)
    2. Unit conversion and Color correction (DPC)
    3. Print and plot (Not in 1st release)
    4. Analysis (Not in 1st release)
    5. Format conversion (Not in 1st release)
  9. Appendix
  10. Glossary
  11. List of acronyms
  12. References

Explanatory Supplement

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