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First scientific results from BRITE-Constellation
Gerald Handler (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center Warsaw), The BRITE Executive Science Team
BRITE-Constellation is a nanosatellite space mission designed to obtain time-resolved two-colour photometry of the brightest stars in the sky. As intrinsically luminous stars are overrepresented among apparently bright stars, BRITE is naturally very well suited for asteroseismic studies of hot stars. The basic outset of the mission and some initial problems that needed to be overcome are briefly described, followed by a presentation of the first scientific results obtained by BRITE.