Date: Fri, Dec 13, 2019 GMT
Type: ESA TV News
ESA’s first mission dedicated to investigating planets outside our solar system is scheduled for launch next 17 December at 08h54 GMT on a Soyuz rocket from the European spaceport in French Guiana.
Cheops – Characterising ExOPlanet Satellite – will study known exoplanets that are orbiting bright stars. The aim is to obtain detailed information about these planets to find out more about their composition and internal structure.
This B roll shows latest images and a timelapse of CHEOPS Launch Campaign in Kourou, OPS-SAT Preparation and Soyuz roll out to its launchpad.
It includes interviews with:
Nicola Rando, Cheops Project Manager, ESA In English and Italian
Kate Isaak, Cheops Project Scientist, ESA in English
Joel Asquier, Cheops Project Team, ESA in French
More information at: http://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Cheops
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