CHEOPS (CHaracterizing ExOPlanets Satellite) mission

G. Scandariato*, D. Ehrenreich, I. Pagano, D. Queloz, Y. Alibert, R. Alonso, T. Bárczy, D. Barrado y Navascués, W. Baumjohann, W. Benz, X. Bonfils, A. Brandeker, L. Borsato, C. Broeg, J. Cabrera, S. Charnoz, A. C. Cameron, M.B. Davies, O. Demangeon, M. DeleuilA. Erikson, A. Fortier, L. Fossati, M. Fridlund, D. Gandolfi, M. Gillon, M. Güdel, A. Gutiérrez Peña, K. Isaak, L. Kiss, J. Laskar, A. Lecavelier des Etangs, C. Lovis, M. R. Meyer, V. Nascimbeni, G. Oloffson, E. Pallé, G. Piotto, D. Pollacco, R. Ragazzoni, N. Rando, É. Renotte, I. Ribas, N. C. Santos, S. Sousa, T. Spohn, M. Steller, G. Szabó, N. Thomas, S. Udry, V. Van Grootel, N. Walton

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The Characterizing ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) mission was selected in October 2012 by ESA as the first small mission. It will be a ultra-high precision photometer dedicated to the observation of transits of known exoplanets on bright stars, for which the mass has already been measured via ground-based spectroscopic surveys. Its precision will allow the accurate determination of the planetary radii and, by consequence, the planetary bulk density. CHEOPS will also unveil transiting exoplanets of interest for in-depth characterization, a legacy for future instruments suited to the spectroscopic characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Frontier Research in Astrophysics, FRAPWS 2016; Splendid Hotel La Torre Mondello; Italy; 23 May 2016 through 28 May 2016
EditorsFranco Giovannelli, Lola Sabau-Graziati
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2016
EventFrontier Research in Astrophysics – II - Mondello (Palermo), Italy
Duration: 23 May 201628 May 2016
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of Science
PublisherSissa Medialab Srl
ISSN (Electronic)1824-8039


WorkshopFrontier Research in Astrophysics – II
Abbreviated titleFRAPWS2016
CityMondello (Palermo)
Internet address


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