Picture of the month 2019-08-26T17:30:00+00:00

Picture of the month

January 2020
CHEOPS can clearly be seen in this exposure of the night sky taken on 12 January 2020 at 13:18 UTC,…
December 2019
It’s an intense period at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where engineers from ESA, Airbus and CNES have been…
October 2019
CHEOPS with the airbus team at Kourou launch facilities (courtesy of ADS Madrid).
September 2019
New 1:1 CHEOPS mock-up exposed at the EPSC-DPS 2019, 15 – 20 September 2019, in the hall of the International…
August 2019
"By targeting known systems, we know exactly where to look in the sky and when in order to capture exoplanet…
July 2019
CHEOPS has completed its last light excitation test. Afterwards, the small window in the telescope cover was sealed with a…
December 2018
Last instrument software update before launch is currently being performed at the CHEOPS Mission Operations Center (MOC) at INTA, Torrejon,…
October 2018
Members of the CHEOPS science team and consortium had two opportunities to visit the fully integrated spacecraft: The CHEOPS satellite…
September 2018
The Cheops (CHaracterising ExOPlanet) spacecraft in the Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF) test chamber at ESA's European Space Research and…
August 2018
CHEOPS Swiss event at RUAG Space Zurich. The children drawing plate was unveiled on the CHEOPS satellite in the presence…
July 2018
The CHEOPS SC prepared for the transport to the TVTB test facility in Toulouse. The instrument is protected by a…
May 2018
Timelapse video of the installation of the CHEOPS instrument onto the platform. The instrument is lifted using the custom designed…
May 2018
The instrument has been successfully installed onto the satellite platform. In the picture, the satellite is in vertical position for…
May 2018
The CHEOPS telescope ready for final packing and shipment to Madrid where it has meanwhile been integrated onto the SC…
February 2018
This week the image of a point source (so-called PSF) has been determined over the full CHEOPS field of view.…
February 2018
First flat field images have been taken during CHEOPS calibration campaign. This flat filed has been taken at the wavelength…
January 2018
The bench cover installation has been completed with UGE. This was the last step before starting the CHEOPS calibration activities.
January 2018
The CHEOPS telescope sitting inside the thermal vacuum chamber being photographed through the optical window. Currently the CHEOPS instrument is…
January 2018
The CHEOPS telescope has passed the final acceptance vibration. The team performing the vibration test proudly standing in front of…
January 2018
The CHEOPS calibration bench is being prepared to calibrate the instrument. At present, the cover is being installed onto the…
December 2017
CHEOPS flight instrument in the EMC test chamber at the EMC Testcenter Zürich. The CHEOPS team wishes everyone Merry Christmas…
December 2017
The CHEOPS flight instrument is assembled and being prepared for EMC testing in the next weeks.