28 August 2014 CHEOPS: a space telescope for ultra-high precision photometry of exoplanet transits
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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.
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Andrea Fortier, Andrea Fortier, Thomas Beck, Thomas Beck, Willy Benz, Willy Benz, Christopher Broeg, Christopher Broeg, Virginie Cessa, Virginie Cessa, David Ehrenreich, David Ehrenreich, Nicolas Thomas, Nicolas Thomas, } "CHEOPS: a space telescope for ultra-high precision photometry of exoplanet transits", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91432J (28 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056687; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056687
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