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“Now CHEOPS is ready for transport to Kourou”

The space telescope CHEOPS is foreseen to launch in the last quarter of 2019. “In July, we carried out the final tests on the instrument at Airbus in Madrid,” says project manager Christopher Broeg: “Now CHEOPS is ready for transport to Kourou.”

“Now CHEOPS is ready for transport to Kourou” 2019-08-21T11:11:48+00:00

Cheops: Planning a perfect mission

Teams of scientists and engineers are simulating the launch, early orbit phase and commissioning of the CHEOPS mission ahead of its launch period in the last quarter of 2019. The simulations are taking place at the CHEOPS Mission Operations Centre at Torrejón de Ardoz, just outside Madrid in Spain. CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite) is a [...]

Cheops: Planning a perfect mission 2019-08-15T11:32:35+00:00

HOW CHEOPS WILL INVESTIGATE PLANET-HOSTING STARS

As launch approaches for ESA's Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, CHEOPS, scientists are rounding off the observing plans for the mission, with the science themes of the core programme announced recently and proposals for guest observations for the first year of CHEOPS operations under evaluation.

HOW CHEOPS WILL INVESTIGATE PLANET-HOSTING STARS 2019-07-22T13:37:55+00:00

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR CHEOPS INFLIGHT OPERATIONS

It takes collaboration and teamwork to operate a spacecraft. As the CHEOPS launch approaches, a Europe-wide team is preparing to take control of inflight activities once the satellite is in space. Picture: CHEOPS science operations staff in action. Credit: Courtesy of University of Geneva

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR CHEOPS INFLIGHT OPERATIONS 2019-06-28T17:36:29+00:00