CHEOPS Swiss event at RUAG Space Zurich. The children drawing plate was unveiled on the CHEOPS satellite in the presence of CHEOPS principal investigator Prof. Willy Benz, Federal councillor Schneider Amman, and ESA Director General Jan Woerner. Also present where three of the 2700 children who contributed their art plus additional VIPs from industry and [...]
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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 [...]
The CHEOPS SC prepared for the transport to the TVTB test facility in Toulouse. The instrument is protected by a plastic bag and the solar panels by protective covers. Image courtesy of airbus.
Together with the CHEOPS space telescope 2748 miniaturized drawings will fly into space in the first half of 2019. The video shows how physicist Guido Bucher produced the plaques with the drawings at Berner Fachhochschule in Burgdorf. http://www.youtube.com/embed/zVZYPbFmsEQ More about CHEOPS and the children's drawings campaign: http://cheops.unibe.ch
The latest CHEOPS test campaign can be thought of as the first full dress rehearsal for in-flight mission operations.