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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 2019-09-17T18:11:20+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 2019-08-13T17:29:54+00:00

Le gouvernement suisse rend visite à CHEOPS

Les sept membres du Conseil fédéral ont rendu visite au Center for Space and Habitability de l’Université de Berne. Ils se sont informés sur le rôle primordial que joue l’université dans des projets de recherche spatiale, tels ROSINA/Rosetta, ExoMars et CHEOPS. Pour débuter sa traditionnelle «course d’école» à travers le pays, le 7 juillet 2016, [...]

Le gouvernement suisse rend visite à CHEOPS 2017-06-22T10:13:15+00:00