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 foreseen in the first half of 2019.

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.

Please use the above menu to navigate to more detailed information.

Where is CHEOPS?


Connected to space

October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

After a long tour through Europe, the CHEOPS satellite is back at Airbus Defence and Space Spain in Madrid. On its journey, it had to pass thermal-vacuum tests at Airbus facilities in Toulouse, mechanical vibration [...]

Picture of the week

  • Last instrument software update

    Last instrument software update before launch is currently being performed at the CHEOPS Mission Operations Center (MOC) at INTA, Torrejon, Spain. Roland Ottensamer from the University of Vienna is preparing the command stacks for the [...]