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CHEOPS children drawings engraved

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 [...]

CHEOPS children drawings engraved 2017-10-10T08:09:05+00:00

Successful vibration test runs

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 [...]

Successful vibration test runs 2017-08-31T10:56:09+00:00

Preparing the CHEOPS spacecraft platform and simulating mission operations

In our previous update, we reported on the delivery of the CHEOPS telescope from Florence to Bern. While the scientific payload is being assembled in Switzerland, work in Spain has focused on preparing the spacecraft platform that will carry the payload and provide power, propulsion, communications, and thermal control.

Preparing the CHEOPS spacecraft platform and simulating mission operations 2017-07-12T13:31:52+00:00

Assembling the flight model

After the engineers at the University of Bern integrated and tested models of the CHEOPS space telescope, they are now working on the hardware that will actually be sent into space. In the clean room especially built for CHEOPS they are assembling the flight model of the instrument. http://www.youtube.com/embed/X4ba2M_YtVc «We are proceeding well,» says [...]

Assembling the flight model 2017-06-22T10:13:13+00:00