The CHEOPS telescope has passed the final acceptance vibration. The team performing the vibration test proudly standing in front of the telescope which is still mounted on the shaker. It is protected from contamination by bagging and a clean tent.
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The CHEOPS calibration bench is being prepared to calibrate the instrument. At present, the cover is being installed onto the optical bench to block out stray light contamination. Calibration will start after the last vibration of the telescope taking place this week.
CHEOPS flight instrument in the EMC test chamber at the EMC Testcenter Zürich. The CHEOPS team wishes everyone Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2018!
The CHEOPS flight instrument is assembled and being prepared for EMC testing in the next weeks.
With the flight models of the CHEOPS spacecraft and telescope maturing, crucial tests can now be run with real hardware in place of simulations. The latest such tests involved operating the payload with the Mission Control System to test and validate real operational command sequences.