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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

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. [...]

Cheops: Planning a perfect mission 2019-08-15T11:38:48+00:00

HOW CHEOPS WILL INVESTIGATE PLANET-HOSTING STARS

As launch approaches for ESA's Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, CHEOPS, scientists are rounding off the observing plans for the mission, with the science themes of the core programme announced recently and proposals for guest observations for the first year of CHEOPS operations under evaluation.

HOW CHEOPS WILL INVESTIGATE PLANET-HOSTING STARS 2019-07-22T13:39:25+00:00

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR CHEOPS INFLIGHT OPERATIONS

It takes collaboration and teamwork to operate a spacecraft. As the CHEOPS launch approaches, a Europe-wide team is preparing to take control of inflight activities once the satellite is in space. Picture: CHEOPS science operations staff in action. Credit: Courtesy of University of Geneva

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR CHEOPS INFLIGHT OPERATIONS 2019-07-26T14:42:15+00:00