COROT (COnvection ROtation and planetary Transits) is a French (European Space Agency) satellite with two purposes:
COROT was launched in 2006 and was the first satellite aiming to find Transits. After a 2.5-year planned lifetime, the mission has been extended to 2015 but a failure in November 2012 is still being addressed. COROT discovered 24 planets.
Centre national d'ètudes spatiales (CNES)