IMaX is aimed at obtaining quasi-monochromatic images of all four Stokes parameters at several wavelengths in order to study the magnetic field and the velocity of the solar photosphere. Launches: Jun/2009 and Jun/2013.
Status: A second Sunrise flight successfully took place on June, 2013.
PHI is aimed at mapping the vector magnetic field and the line-of-sight velocity of the solar photospheric plasma. It includes two telescopes (a full disk telescope and a high resolution one) to image the Sun, a Fabry-Pérot interferometer to do spectroscopy and liquid-crystal, variable retarders to do polarimetry.
Status: Phase C/D; testing of the QM (Qualified Model) and building of FM (Flight model) and FS (space) models.
PLATO2.0 (Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars)
Mission: PLATO2.0 - M3 in Cosmic Vision Programme (ESA)
Target: Exoplanetary systems
The main objective is the discovery and characterisation of exoplanetary systems like the solar system. More specifically, PLATO2.0 aims at detecting terrestrial exoplanets in the habitable zone of solar-type stars through the characterization of their bulk properties.