cheops transfer
Image: ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, encapsulated under the ASAP-S adapter of the Soyuz launcher, after having been moved to the platform of the transport module on 29 November. The two shells of the module were later closed and sealed before transport  to the final integration building at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.Cheops is ESA’s first mission dedicated to the study of extrasolar planets, or exoplanets. It will observe bright stars that are already known to... ESA · 1 week
Cheops on the move  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: The Cheops satellite during transfer from building S5C to the payload facility of S5A through the internal corridor, as part of launch preparations at Europe's spaceport in... more
Cheops encapsulation  ESA · 1 week
Image: At Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, is being fitted into the flight adapter of the Soyuz-Fregat rocket that will lift it into space on 17... more
Fitting Cheops into the flight adapter  ESA · 1 week
Image: At Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, is being fitted into the flight adapter of the Soyuz-Fregat rocket... more
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Image: The Cheops satellite positioned onto the fuelling stand at Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The stand facilitates access to the propulsion module, easing fuelling activities.  more
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Press Release N° 24–2019 Cheops, ESA’s ‘Characterising Exoplanet Satellite’, is scheduled to be launched on a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 09:54 CET on 17 December 2019. Representatives... more
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