Mission Status & Summary
CHEOPS has been proposed as an S-class mission in response to the call for Proposals issued by ESA in March 2012.
On 19 October 2012 it was selected for study for the first S-class mission.
On 19 February 2014 CHEOPS was adopted by SPC.
The following table summarizes the mission.
|Name||CHEOPS, CHaracterizing ExOPlanet Satellite|
|Primary Goal||Known exoplanet host stars with a V-magnitude < 12 (goal: 13) anywhere on the sky (at least 50% sky observable)|
|Wavelength||Visible range : 400 to 1100 nm|
|Telescope||32 cm reflective an-axis telescope|
|Orbit||Sun-synchronous Low Earth Orbit, LTAN 6am, altitude 650-800 km|