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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Testing CHEOPS at the University of Bern

August 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The space telescope dedicated to characterize exoplanets is taking shape. A camera installed in the clean room in Bern shows how the CHEOPS team prepares the structural and thermal model for tests in the vacuum […]

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Inspecting the first CHEOPS hardware

July 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

At the University of Bern, the first hardware for the CHEOPS space telescope was delivered and inspected. This included the support structure for the Baffle and Cover Assembly (BCA). In June, Christopher Broeg and Eduardo […]

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ESA: #1 CHEOPS spacecraft hardware delivery

July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

This is the first entry in the CHEOPS Journal, a series of articles documenting milestones in the first small (S-class) mission of ESA’s Science Programme. With a compressed schedule – only 5 years from mission […]

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