March 9th, 2023
After more than three years in orbit, the mission of the CHEOPS space telescope has just been ext...
February 8th, 2023
During a break from looking at planets around other stars, ESA’s CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satelli...
December 21st, 2022
After a thousand days in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope shows almost no signs of wear. Under t...
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.
Most of the content of the menu items «News» and «Media & Outreach» is also available in German and French.
Below are 3 of the 2748 drawings that orbit the earth with the CHEOPS satellite.
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January 12th, 2022
ESA’s exoplanet mission Cheops has revealed that an exoplanet orbiting its host star within a day...