28 August 2014 AIV procedure for a CHEOPS demonstration model
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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.
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M. Bergomi, M. Bergomi, V. Viotto, V. Viotto, D. Magrin, D. Magrin, M. Dima, M. Dima, D. Greggio, D. Greggio, J. Farinato, J. Farinato, L. Marafatto, L. Marafatto, R. Ragazzoni, R. Ragazzoni, M. Munari, M. Munari, I. Pagano, I. Pagano, G. Scandariato, G. Scandariato, S. Scuderi, S. Scuderi, T. Beck, T. Beck, R. Buxton, R. Buxton, D. Piazza, D. Piazza, W. Benz, W. Benz, C. Broeg, C. Broeg, V. Cessa, V. Cessa, G. Piotto, G. Piotto, "AIV procedure for a CHEOPS demonstration model", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91435B (28 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056635; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056635


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