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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

Vibration Test at RUAG Space

When CHEOPS will be launched in 2018 it will be subjected to very high vibration loads. The vibration test of the structural model at RUAG Space in Zurich in October 2015 simulated the launch of the satellite into the earth orbit as Willem Coppoolse, Senior Project Manager at RUAG Space explains in the video. (Credit: [...]

Vibration Test at RUAG Space 2016-03-10T16:07:11+00:00