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.

NEWS

CHEOPS-Children’s Drawings Campaign

March 31st, 2016|1 Comment

The flying drawings are selected! The children drawings campaign was very successful. Switzerland and the other participating countries received thousands of drawings of which we now drew the selection of 3000 winning entries (lottery) that [...]

Vibration Test at RUAG Space

March 7th, 2016|0 Comments

When CHEOPS will be launched in 2018 it will be subjected to very high vibration loads. The vibration test of the structural model at RUAG Space in Zurich in October 2015 simulated the launch of [...]

CHEOPS assembly at Airbus

March 7th, 2016|0 Comments

The video shows the assembly, integration and verification (AIV) of the CHEOPS structural qualification model at Airbus Defence and Space in Madrid in 2015 and the successful test campaign at facilities in Spain, Switzerland and [...]

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