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 [...]
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"By targeting known systems, we know exactly where to look in the sky and when in order to capture exoplanet transits very efficiently," says Willy Benz, CHEOPS principal investigator at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Read more on sci.esa.int HOW CHEOPS WILL INVESTIGATE PLANET-HOSTING STARS
Des équipes de scientifiques et d'ingénieurs simulent le lancement, la phase initiale en orbite et la mise en service de la mission du CHEOPS avant son lancement au cours du dernier trimestre de 2019. Les simulations ont lieu au Centre des opérations de mission du CHEOPS à Torrejón de Ardoz, près de Madrid, en Espagne. [...]
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 [...]
The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, has successfully passed the final analysis review for its launch on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.