Testing CHEOPS at the University of Bern

August 21st, 2015

The space telescope dedicated to characterize exoplanets is taking shape. A camera installed in the clean room in Bern shows how the CHEOPS team prepares the structural and thermal model for tests in the vacuum chamber. In the huge test chamber the CHEOPS engineers run thermal cycles on the telescope's structural and thermal model (STM): under vacuum they subject the STM to temperatures from minus 60 to 140 degrees Celsius.