CHEOPS: a space telescope for ultra-high precision photometry of exoplanet transits

Oschmann, Jacobus M.; Clampin, Mark; Fazio, Giovanni G.; MacEwen, Howard A.; Fortier, Andrea; Beck, Thomas; Benz, Willy; Broeg, Christopher; Cessa, Virginie; Ehrenreich, David; Thomas, Nicolas (2014). CHEOPS: a space telescope for ultra-high precision photometry of exoplanet transits. Proceedings SPIE, 9143, 91432J. 10.1117/12.2056687

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The CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) is a joint ESA-Switzerland space mission (expected to launch in 2017) dedicated to search for exoplanet transits by means of ultra-high precision photometry. CHEOPS will provide accurate radii for planets down to Earth size. Targets will mainly come from radial velocity surveys. The CHEOPS instrument is an optical space telescope of 30 cm clear aperture with a single focal plane CCD detector. The tube assembly is passively cooled and thermally controlled to support high precision, low noise photometry. The telescope feeds a re-imaging optic, which supports the straylight suppression concept to achieve the required Signal to Noise. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences > Theoretical Astrophysics and Planetary Science (TAPS)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences
10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Space and Habitability (CSH)

UniBE Contributor:

Fortier, Andrea; Beck, Thomas; Benz, Willy; Broeg, Christopher; Cessa, Virginie and Thomas, Nicolas

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy
500 Science > 530 Physics
600 Technology > 620 Engineering

Language:

English

Submitter:

Cléa Serpollier

Date Deposited:

15 Apr 2015 16:24

Last Modified:

25 Aug 2016 14:48

Publisher DOI:

10.1117/12.2056687

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.66564

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/66564

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