Image: The CHEOPS Mission Operations Centre. Credit: ESA/C. Corral The full article: A JIGSAW FALLING INTO PLACE: CHEOPS END-TO-END TESTING COMPLETE
The space telescope CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite) has left the clean room at the University of Bern, where it was assembled and tested. The telescope will study hundreds of known exoplanets using the transit method - measuring the dip in light as a planet transits its parent star.
The CHEOPS spacecraft continues its fast-track implementation with the delivery of the instrument Engineering Model for integration on the satellite Electrical and Functional Model. Read more on the ESA website. CHEOPS flight platform during harness integration. Credit: ADS - Spain
On Thursday, May 7, 150 high school students from Lugano dealt intensively with the topic space. During the event of the Swiss Space Office they listened to lectures, performed experiments, tinkered Cheops paper models – and they talked to the Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti in a live link to the ISS. For some 150 high [...]