Airbus engineers use the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) to relay instructions to the telescope instrument via the spacecraft platform.
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The silver-coloured cylindrical unit in the foreground is the optical head of one of two star trackers, mounted on the hexagonal top panel of the CHEOPS spacecraft platform for this specific test.
Engineers at the University of Bern are developing the CHEOPS space telescope. From Earth´s orbit, this telescope is supposed to measure the diameter of exoplanets which are light-years away from us and pass in front of their host star. Swiss astronomers had the idea for CHEOPS back in 2008. Testing CHEOPS in the thermal [...]
Our campaign to collect CHEOPS children drawings is completing a major milestone as the first plaques have been engraved. The article tells the story of their production and illustrates the beautiful results. First CHEOPS Plaque with engraved children's drawings Between March and October 2015, children between the age of 8 and 14 were [...]
During ten days in August 2017, the CHEOPS telescope had to withstand various tests on the shaker at the University of Bern simulating the conditions during the launch with a Soyuz rocket. The experiments were successful – a big step towards the completion of the flight model. Engineers Daniel Schaedeli and Martin-Diego Busch transport [...]