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Cheops: science in action

Scientists at the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland will be processing data from Cheops, ESA's Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, scheduled to launch soon to study planets orbiting stars outside our Solar System. The Observatory has a rich history studying exoplanets. In 1995, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz discovered the first exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star. Now, over [...]

Cheops: science in action 2019-09-17T18:11:27+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 2019-08-13T17:30:13+00:00

Schweizer Regierung besucht CHEOPS

Sämtliche sieben Mitglieder des Schweizer Bundesrats statteten dem „Center for Space and Habitability“ (CSH) an der Universität Bern einen Besuch ab. Die Mitglieder der Landesregierung informierten sich über die prominente Rolle der Uni bei Weltraumprojekten wie CHEOPS. Zum Auftakt seiner alljährlichen „Schulreise“ besuchte der Bundesrat am 7. Juli 2016 die Universität Bern. Professor Willy Benz [...]

Schweizer Regierung besucht CHEOPS 2017-06-22T10:13:15+00:00