In the framework of the CHEOPS children’s drawing campaign, thousands of children living in Switzerland or in one of the other 21 ESA member states, have submitted a drawing on the topic of CHEOPS or space. From these drawings, 2748 were selected by lot, reduced in size 1000 times and engraved on two titanium plaques at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Burgdorf. These Plaques will be mounted on the CHEOPS satellite during the summer of 2018. At the end of August 2018, an official event will take place, while the entire satellite will be in Switzerland for a single time for final tests. During this event, a prominent representative of the Swiss Confederation will unveil the special “payload” with the children’s drawings. In the first half of 2019, CHEOPS will be launched from the European launch site in Kourou (French Guiana).
Will your drawing travel into space with CHEOPS?
To protect your personal data, all drawings on our website are anonymized. However, you can easily find out if your drawing is engraved on one of the two titanium plaques that will fly into space with CHEOPS.
Follow this Link and the instructions.
For more information regarding CHEOPS and the children’s drawing campaign, visit the links below.
We will be updating this webpage as the campaign and the CHEOPS mission progresse.