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CHEOPS space telescope takes its first pictures

Next milestone in the commissioning of CHEOPS: After the successful opening of the space telescope cover on January 29, 2020, CHEOPS has now taken its first images of the sky. CHEOPS is a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Switzerland, led by the University of Bern, in collaboration with the University of [...]

CHEOPS space telescope takes its first pictures 2020-02-11T13:35:04+00:00

Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open

Decisive moment for the CHEOPS space telescope: The cover was opened as intended on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:38 am. CHEOPS is now being tested for precision and the first images are being produced. CHEOPS is a joint mission of ESA and Switzerland, led by the University of Bern, in collaboration with the University [...]

Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open 2020-01-29T13:52:35+00:00

Opening of the CHEOPS cover delayed by a few days

The cover of the CHEOPS space telescope was scheduled to be opened on Monday, January 27, 2020. The date is being pushed back by a few days because several tests are being repeated. The CHEOPS space telescope has been orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 700 kilometers since its launch on December 18, 2019. [...]

Opening of the CHEOPS cover delayed by a few days 2020-01-24T13:20:24+00:00

SWITCHING ON THE CHEOPS INSTRUMENT

The science instrument on ESA's Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, CHEOPS, was successfully activated on 8 January, marking the beginning of the mission's in-orbit commissioning. Following the successful launch of CHEOPS on 18 December 2019 and the subsequent Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) activities, which were flawlessly completed on 22 December, the mission started its in-orbit [...]

SWITCHING ON THE CHEOPS INSTRUMENT 2020-01-20T14:39:39+00:00