ESA BR-342: CHEOPS - Sizing and first characterisation of exoplanets
Publication date: 27 March 2019
Journal: ESA Brochure
CHEOPS is ESA's CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite. It is the first mission dedicated to studying bright, nearby stars that are already known to host exoplanets, in order to make high-precision observations of the planet's size as it passes in front of its host star. It will focus on planets in the super-Earth to Neptune size range, with its data enabling the bulk density of the planets to be derived – a first-step characterisation towards understanding these alien worlds.
- Why exoplanets
- Enter CHEOPS
- How CHEOPS will characterise exoplanets
- Designing a planet watcher
- A European collaboration
- Welcome onboard!