Science & Exploration

Latest from Kourou: CHEOPS

Date: Fri, Dec 13, 2019 GMT

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Type: ESA TV News

Format: 16:9

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 will include latest images of Cheops preparation in Kourou with interviews of ESA Cheops project team in English, Italian and French.

More information at: http://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Cheops

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