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    CHEOPS Space Telescope Ready for Operation

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    The CHEOPS space telescope was declared ready for space exploration by the European Space Agency (ESA) late last month and has begun collecting observations of known exoplanet-hosting stars. The telescope is a joint mission between the ESA and Switzerland under the leadership of the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva (UNIGE).

    With this milestone, the ESA has handed over the responsibility of operation to the mission consortium, which consists of scientists and engineers from approximately 30 institutions in 11 European countries.

    “We were thrilled when we realized that all the systems worked as expected or even better than expected,” said CHEOPS instrument scientist Andrea Fortier from…

    Apr, 20 2020 |

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