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CHEOPS launch slot announced

The CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite, CHEOPS, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch as the European Space Agency ESA announced on 23 November 2018. CHEOPS will lift off on a Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, sharing the ride into space with a satellite that is part of the [...]

CHEOPS launch slot announced 2018-11-26T10:12:50+00:00

CHEOPS – withstanding the sound of launch and avoiding radio interference

For the CHEOPS mission, September was a busy month of acoustic noise testing and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing at ESA's technical centre in the Netherlands. The successful tests have shown that the satellite can withstand the high sound pressures of launch and is compatible with its electromagnetic environment at launch and in orbit.

CHEOPS – withstanding the sound of launch and avoiding radio interference 2018-10-24T10:01:52+00:00

“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!” 2018-08-28T09:18:30+00:00

Dessins d’enfants prêts pour le lancement

Début 2019 sera lancé le télescope spatial CHEOPS qui embarquera sur ses flancs 2748 dessins d’enfants miniaturisés. La vidéo montre comment le physicien de la Haute école spécialisée bernoise à Burgdorf, Guido Bucher, a gravé ces dessins sur les plaques qui seront fixées sur le satellite. Pour en savoir plus sur CHEOPS et [...]

Dessins d’enfants prêts pour le lancement 2018-07-13T13:36:57+00:00