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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This new site is still undergoing construction and more content updates will happen in the next weeks.

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CHEOPS-Children’s Drawings Campaign

With the CHEOPS-Space telescope 3000 children’s drawings will fly into space. The drawings will be engraved on a plaque in miniaturized form. The plaque will be mounted by a prominent representative of the Swiss Confederation.

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Unique test chamber for CHEOPS is installed!

An outstanding vacuum chamber in a brand new laboratory is now waiting for the space telescope

CHEOPS at the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) of the University of Berne. Space experts will put the completely […]

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CHEOPS Webpage in new design

The CHEOPS homepage has undergone an overhaul and presents itself in a completely new design. We hope you enjoy the update!

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