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Globi an der Uni Bern

September 6th, 2023

Im neusten Band in der Reihe «Globi Wissen» besucht der wissbegierige, blaue Vogel die Universitä...

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Elusive planets play “hide and seek” with CHEOPS

August 6th, 2023

With the help of the CHEOPS space telescope an international team of European astronomers managed...

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Cheops shows scorching exoplanet acts like a mirror

July 10th, 2023

Data from ESA’s exoplanet mission Cheops has led to the surprising revelation that an ultra-hot e...

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CHEOPS' location

Live position of the CHEOPS satellite

The Mission

This is the official consortium homepage of the CHEOPS mission. CHEOPS is the first S-class mission from ESA and was selected in October 2012. CHEOPS was successfully launched on December 18th 2019.

CHEOPS stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite. It is a small photometric observatory which operates in a low Earth orbit to measure transits of exoplanets. See the «Executive Summary» for a short overview.

Most of the content of the menu items «News» and «Media & Outreach» is also available in German and French.

CHEOPS-Children’s Drawings Campaign

Below are 3 of the 2748 drawings that orbit the earth with the CHEOPS satellite.

CHEOPS mission extended (En - De/Fr subtitles)

Picture of the Month

CHEOPS reveals a rugby ball-shaped exoplanet

January 12th, 2022

ESA’s exoplanet mission Cheops has revealed that an exoplanet orbiting its host star within a day...

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