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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The latest CHEOPS test campaign can be thought of as the first full dress rehearsal for in-flight mission operations.