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“Switzerland is a space nation!”

The research satellite CHEOPS was developed jointly by the University of Bern and the European Space Agency ESA. At an event at RUAG in Zurich on 27 August 2018, representatives of the institutions involved in its construction visited the satellite. Among the speakers and guests were Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann, Jan Wörner, Director General [...]

“Switzerland is a space nation!” 2018-08-28T09:18:27+00:00

Children’s drawings ready for space

Together with the CHEOPS space telescope 2748 miniaturized drawings will fly into space in the first half of 2019. The video shows how physicist Guido Bucher produced the plaques with the drawings at Berner Fachhochschule in Burgdorf. http://www.youtube.com/embed/zVZYPbFmsEQ More about CHEOPS and the children's drawings campaign: http://cheops.unibe.ch

Children’s drawings ready for space 2018-07-13T13:34:16+00:00

Putting things together: the CHEOPS science instrument arrives in Madrid

Members of the CHEOPS consortium could be proud of their achievement as the science instrument of the upcoming exoplanet mission left Bern on its journey to Madrid last month.

Putting things together: the CHEOPS science instrument arrives in Madrid 2018-05-08T09:29:39+00:00

CHEOPS leaves the University of Bern

Construction of the space telescope CHEOPS is finished. The engineers from the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) at the University of Bern will package the instrument this week and send it to Madrid, where it will be integrated on the satellite platform. CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite) is to be ready to launch in early [...]

CHEOPS leaves the University of Bern 2018-04-05T09:29:02+00:00