CHEOPS Homepage 2017-06-22T10:13:12+00:00

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 2018.

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

Assembling the flight model

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

After the engineers at the University of Bern integrated and tested models of the CHEOPS space telescope, they are now working on the hardware that will actually be sent into space. In the clean room [...]

Telescope mirror safely delivered to Bern

May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

At the end of April 2017, an eagerly-awaited cargo from Italy arrived at the University of Bern: the telescope flight model of CHEOPS. The incoming inspection carried out on 3 May 2017 showed that the [...]

CHEOPS will ride on a Soyuz rocket

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Cheops will be launched on a Soyuz from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The image shows the first Soyuz launch from Kourou, in 2011. (Credit: ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE/Optique Video Du CSG) Now it is [...]

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