CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite)

cheops_mission_logo_625.jpgMission Summary
Mission: CHEOPS
Mission type: Extrasolar planets
Launch date: Late 2018
Launch vehicle: Soyuz
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Orbit: Low Earth, Sun Synchronous
Mission duration: 7 years
Overview: CHEOPS is a joint ESA-Switzerland space telescope mission to search for transits by means of ultrahigh precision photometry on bright stars already known to host planets. provide the unique capability of determining accurate radii for a subset of those planets for which the mass has already been estimated from ground-based spectroscopic surveys. It will also provide precision radii for new planets discovered by the next generation ground-based transits surveys (Neptune-size and smaller).

WEB RESOURCES
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CHEOPS Mission Consortium
CHEOPS - UNIBE
CHEOPS - ESA

Wikipedia Links
CHEOPS
Exoplanet

Other Links
Extrasolar Planets - Planetary Society
Exoplanet Exploration - NASA


MULTIMEDIA IMAGES
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CHEOPS_illustration_20160307_1k.jpg Artist's impression of the characterising exoplanets satellite

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CHEOPS instrument system

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Artist's impression of a planet transiting a star

 

MULTIMEDIA MOVIES
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CHEOPS mission visualization (YouTube)

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CHEOPS is the first mission dedicated to characterise exoplanets of nearby brilliant stars.
(YouTube)

Documents and PowerPoints
CHEOPS.pptx

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