ESA title
Science & Exploration

CHEOPS : Europe's Exoplanet Mission

Date: Tue, Dec 03, 2019 | 07:30 - 07:47 GMT | 08:30 - 08:47 CET

Replay: Tue, Dec 03, 2019 | 16:00 - 16:17 GMT | 17:00 - 17:17 CET

Type: ESA TV Exchange

Format: 16:9

ESA’s first mission dedicated to investigating planets outside our solar system is scheduled for launch on a Soyuz rocket from the European spaceport in French Guiana on 17 December 2019. 

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. 

The mission is a partnership between ESA and Switzerland with additional contributions from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK. 

It includes interviews of : Kate Isaak, Project Scientist, ESA in English and Nicola Rando, Project Manager, ESA in English and Italian

More information at:

Preview and download:

CHEOPS Europe's Exoplanet mission_FINAL.docx

Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.