The CHEOPS Mission

This is the official consortium homepage of the CHEOPS mission. CHEOPS is the first S-class mission from ESA and was selected in October 2012 with a launch foreseen in the first half of 2019.

CHEOPS stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite. It is a small photometric observatory to be launched into low Earth orbit to measure transits of Exo-planets. See the executive summary for a short overview.

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Where is CHEOPS?


Picture of the week

  • The CHEOPS SC prepared for the transport

    The CHEOPS SC prepared for the transport to the TVTB test facility in Toulouse. The instrument is protected by a plastic bag and the solar panels by protective covers. Image courtesy of airbus.