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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Swiss government visits CHEOPS

August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

All seven members of the Swiss Federal Council paid the Center for Space and Habitability of the University of Bern a visit. They were informed about the important role the university plays in space projects [...]

The Universe from a Child’s Perspective

July 1st, 2016|0 Comments

“The Universe provides ample scope to use one’s own imagination,” says Anna Lehninger.   The art historian investigates children’s drawings as a cultural asset and has had a look at the pictures resulting from the drawing [...]

CHEOPS Science Workshop #4

June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

The CHaracterizing ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) will be dedicated to search for transits by means of ultrahigh precision photometry on bright stars already known to host planets. It is the first S-class mission from ESA. CHEOPS [...]

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