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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Hot and stormy at high altitudes

Studying the atmosphere of an exoplanet, astronomers of the NCCR PlanetS derived a temperature profile with unprecedented precision. Their results are based on data collected with a relatively small ground-based telescope. This opens completely new […]

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CHEOPS-Children’s Drawings Campaign

Send your drawing into Space!

Together with the CHEOPS Space telescope, we plan to launch 3000 children’s drawings into space. They will be engraved in miniaturized form onto a plaque. The plaque will be mounted to […]

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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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