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 target for 2017.

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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NEWS

Planetarium show about exoplanets

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

From the beginning of December the topic of exoplanets will inspire the audience of the planetarium of the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne. The new show titled "Out There" was written by the curator [...]

Test of the CHEOPS CCD

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

This interactive page describes the different elements of the optical bench to test and calibrate the entire optics of the CHEOPS space telescope including the CCD detector. The photo was taken in the clean room [...]

Steady progress for CHEOPS

September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

The CHEOPS mission continues to make steady progress with a number of milestones being successfully met. In the past few months these have included the completion of the System Critical Design Review, the first EMC [...]

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