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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 2017-12-18T19:54:54+00:00

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