Live position of the CHEOPS satellite
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.
Below are 3 of the 2748 drawings that orbit the earth with the CHEOPS satellite.
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June 28th, 2021
While studying two exoplanets in a bright nearby star system, the CHEOPS satellite has unexpected...