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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

“We have to meet hundreds of requirements”

Christopher Broeg is project manager of the CHEOPS mission. A consortium of more than 100 scientists and engineers in eleven European countries is involved in the mission. At the University of Bern, Christopher Broeg and a team consisting of 15 members have developed, assembled and tested the space telescope over the past five years. The [...]

“We have to meet hundreds of requirements” 2018-04-05T09:28:42+00:00

CHEOPS rocket sticker selected

The winning entry of the fairing sticker competition designed by Denis Vrenko. (Credit: ESA/D. Vrenko) A colourful design by Denis Vrenko of Celje, Slovenia, will be featured on the rocket that will launch CHEOPS, the CHaracterising ExOplanets Satellite, into space. Denis Vrenko is a twenty-five year old graphics designer and final-year architecture [...]

CHEOPS rocket sticker selected 2018-03-29T16:42:44+00:00

It’s getting real: testing flight hardware with mission control code

With the flight models of the CHEOPS spacecraft and telescope maturing, crucial tests can now be run with real hardware in place of simulations. The latest such tests involved operating the payload with the Mission Control System to test and validate real operational command sequences.

It’s getting real: testing flight hardware with mission control code 2018-01-23T16:57:08+00:00