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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October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

After a long tour through Europe, the CHEOPS satellite is back at Airbus Defence and Space Spain in Madrid. On its journey, it had to pass thermal-vacuum tests at Airbus facilities in Toulouse, mechanical vibration [...]

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  • SC Visit at the Test Centre at ESTEC

    Members of the CHEOPS science team and consortium had two opportunities to visit the fully integrated spacecraft: The CHEOPS satellite was at the Test Centre at ESTEC in The Netherlands in September 2018, where it [...]