AIV procedure for a CHEOPS demonstration model

Oschmann, Jacobus M.; Clampin, Mark; Fazio, Giovanni G.; MacEwen, Howard A.; Bergomi, M.; Viotto, V.; Magrin, D.; Dima, M.; Greggio, D.; Farinato, J.; Marafatto, L.; Ragazzoni, R.; Munari, M.; Pagano, I.; Scandariato, G.; Scuderi, S.; Beck, Thomas; Buxton, Robert; Piazza, Daniele; Benz, Willy; ... (August 2014). AIV procedure for a CHEOPS demonstration model. SPIE Proceedings, 9143, 91435B. 10.1117/12.2056635

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The CHaracterizing ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) is an ESA Small Mission whose launch is planned for the end of 2017. It is a Ritchey-Chretien telescope with a 320 mm aperture providing a FoV of 0.32 degrees, which will target nearby bright stars already known to host planets, and measure, through ultrahigh precision photometry, the radius of exo-planets, allowing to determine their composition. This paper will present the details of the AIV plan for a demonstration model of the CHEOPS Telescope with equivalent structure but different CTEs. Alignment procedures, needed GSEs and devised verification tests will be described and a path for the AIV of the flight model, which will take place at industries premises, will be sketched. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


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)

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Beck, Thomas, Buxton, Robert, Piazza, Daniele, Benz, Willy, Broeg, Christopher, Cessa, Virginie


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




Cléa Serpollier

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13 May 2015 12:17

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05 Dec 2022 14:46

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