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CHEOPS – Characterising Exoplanets

CHEOPS - Characterising Exoplanets The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, has successfully completed its final testing phase at Airbus Defence and Space Spain, Madrid. The satellite has also passed a very important review that determined it is ready to fly. Cheops will be stored in Madrid for a few months before being shipped to the launch [...]

CHEOPS – Characterising Exoplanets 2019-03-21T17:04:22+00:00

Cheops Timelapse

Timelapse video of the installation of the CHEOPS instrument onto the platform. The instrument is lifted using the custom designed strongback onto the top panel of the spacecraft. After successful placement the mounting feet of the the telescope are securely bolted. Credit: Airbus Defense and Space, Madrid.

Cheops Timelapse 2019-02-06T17:02:34+00:00