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Children’s drawings ready for space

Together with the CHEOPS space telescope 2748 miniaturized drawings will fly into space in the first half of 2019. The video shows how physicist Guido Bucher produced the plaques with the drawings at Berner Fachhochschule in Burgdorf. http://www.youtube.com/embed/zVZYPbFmsEQ More about CHEOPS and the children's drawings campaign: http://cheops.unibe.ch

Children’s drawings ready for space 2018-07-13T13:34:16+00:00

Timelapse video of the installation of the CHEOPS instrument

Timelapse video of the installation of the CHEOPS instrument onto the platform. The instrument is lifted using the custom designed strongback onto the top panel of the spacecraft. After successful placement the mounting feet of the the telescope are securely bolted. Credit: Airbus Defense and Space, Madrid.

Timelapse video of the installation of the CHEOPS instrument 2018-05-16T13:27:32+00:00

The instrument installed onto the satellite platform

The instrument has been successfully installed onto the satellite platform. In the picture, the satellite is in vertical position for alignment of the instrument: the telescope (bottom part) is being aligned to the baffle (top part with copper colour door). The alignment has been completed within the required accuracy. image courtesy of EADS CASA Espacio, [...]

The instrument installed onto the satellite platform 2018-05-08T15:42:13+00:00