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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 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:

Dopsheet File 2019 12 12 Soyouz VS23 Latest from Kourou Cheopse.docx

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