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CHEOPS launch media kit

CHEOPS launch media kit

Publication date: 10 December 2019

Copyright: ESA

Download this interactive media kit to learn more about the launch of CHEOPS on 17 December 2019 and the science goals of the mission. CHEOPS, the CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite, is ESA's first mission dedicated to the study of exoplanets. It will observe bright stars that are already known to host planets, measuring minuscule brightness changes due to the planet's transit across the star's disc.

Update 20 Dec: A new version of the media kit was released containing the updated launch date, 18 December 2019, on p3 and p18. A typo was also corrected on p17.


  • Introduction
  • Event programme
  • Key messages
  • CHEOPS science themes
  • CHEOPS: an exoplanet follow-up mission
  • Exoplanet detection methods
  • Exoplanets discoveries
  • Examples of planetary systems
  • Characterising exoplanets with CHEOPS
  • CHEOPS observing programmes
  • What are exoplanets made of?
  • Open questions: How do planets form?
  • Open questions: How do planets evolve?
  • High photometric stability and precision
  • Where is CHEOPS?
  • Launch details and timeline
  • CHEOPS team and consortium
  • Selected images
  • Selected videos
  • Media services

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