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Successful CHEOPS test

The video shows the successful baffle cover opening test performed at Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) – Spain after the spacecraft mechanical environmental campaign. The cover, which is used to protect the telescope against environmental influences during ground operations and launch, opened as planned roughly 50 seconds after the system has been switched on. The [...]

CHEOPS Papermodel

Do you want a model of the space telescope CHEOPS for your home? Print out the cut-out sheets (recommended paperweight min. 180 g/m2 ) and build CHEOPS yourself< CHEOPS Papermodel Instructions

Coloring picture for small children

We have created a coloring picture for small children, which you can print and color. Coloring picture for small children

Testing CHEOPS at the University of Bern

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 chamber.  https://youtu.be/0yVDhFiCQ0U In the huge test chamber the CHEOPS engineers run thermal cycles on the telescope's structural and thermal model [...]

Inspecting the first CHEOPS hardware

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 Hernández León had a close look at the content of the box from Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) - Spain. [...]

Send your drawing into space with CHEOPS

Do you want to send your art into space on the new CHEOPS satellite? ESA and its mission partners are inviting children to submit drawings that will be miniaturised and engraved on two plaques that will be put on the satellite. https://youtu.be/C6rXgyGU0_E

ESA: #1 CHEOPS spacecraft hardware delivery

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 selection to launch readiness - milestones in the CHEOPS project will pass by in quick succession. In this series we [...]

Here arises the CHEOPS lab

Delivery of the vacuum chamber for the CHEOPS lab

Setup of the vacuum chamber for CHEOPS