CHEOPS

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How a special telescope learns about new planets (Video)

November 2020

Image: CHEOPS instrument scientist Andrea Fortier. Photo Swissinfo CHEOPS instrument scientist A...

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Aerosuisse Award for the CHEOPS team

September 2020

The Aerosuisse 2020 Award was presented to the CHEOPS satellite team at the Aerosuisse Annual Gen...

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CHEOPS Science Team meeting “Padova” – Online group picture

April 2020

As a consequence of the coronavirus crisis, the CHEOPS Science Team meeting from April 6th to 8th...

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CHEOPS can be seen in the night sky

January 2020

CHEOPS can clearly be seen in this exposure of the night sky taken on 12 January 2020 at 13:18 UT...

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Exoplanet satellite CHEOPS encapsulated

December 2019

It’s an intense period at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where engineers from ESA, ...

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CHEOPS with the airbus team at Kourou launch facilities (courtesy of ADS Madrid).

October 2019

CHEOPS with the airbus team at Kourou launch facilities (courtesy of ADS Madrid).

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New 1:1 CHEOPS mock-up exposed

September 2019

New 1:1 CHEOPS mock-up exposed at the EPSC-DPS 2019, 15 – 20 September 2019, in the hall of the I...

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What kind of exoplanets will CHEOPS study?

August 2019

"By targeting known systems, we know exactly where to look in the sky and when in order to captur...

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Completed last light excitation

July 2019

The CHEOPS spacecraft has completed its last light excitation test prior to shipment to the launc...

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Last instrument software update

December 2018

Last instrument software update before launch is currently being performed at the CHEOPS Mission ...

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SC Visit at the Test Centre at ESTEC

October 2018

Members of the CHEOPS science team and consortium had two opportunities to visit the fully integr...

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The Cheops spacecraft in the LEAF test chamber

September 2018

The Cheops (CHaracterising ExOPlanet) spacecraft in the Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF) t...

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CHEOPS Swiss event at RUAG

August 2018

CHEOPS Swiss event at RUAG Space Zurich. The children drawing plate was unveiled on the CHEOPS sa...

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The CHEOPS SC prepared for the transport

July 2018

The CHEOPS SC prepared for the transport to the TVTB test facility in Toulouse. The instrument is...

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Timelapse video of the CHEOPS instrument installation

May 2018

Timelapse video of the installation of the CHEOPS instrument onto the platform. The instrument is...

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The instrument installed onto the satellite platform

May 2018

The instrument has been successfully installed onto the satellite platform. In the picture, the s...

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The CHEOPS telescope ready for final packing and shipment to Madrid

May 2018

The CHEOPS telescope ready for final packing and shipment to Madrid where it has meanwhile been i...

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a point source (so-called PSF) has been determined over the full CHEOPS field of view

February 2018

This week the image of a point source (so-called PSF) has been determined over the full CHEOPS...

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First flat field images

February 2018

First flat field images have been taken during CHEOPS calibration campaign. This flat filed has b...

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The bench cover installation

January 2018

The bench cover installation has been completed with UGE. This was the last step before starting ...

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CHEOPS telescope sits inside the thermal vacuum chamber

January 2018

The CHEOPS telescope sitting inside the thermal vacuum chamber being photographed through the opt...

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CHEOPS telescope passed acceptance vibration

January 2018

The CHEOPS telescope has passed the final acceptance vibration. The team performing the vibration...

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CHEOPS calibration bench

January 2018

The CHEOPS calibration bench is being prepared to calibrate the instrument. At present, the cover...

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CHEOPS Xmas

December 2017

CHEOPS flight instrument in the EMC test chamber at the EMC Testcenter Zürich. The CHEOPS team wi...

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EMC testing

December 2017

The CHEOPS flight instrument is assembled and being prepared for EMC testing in the next weeks.

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