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Volume 269 - Frontier Research in Astrophysics – II (FRAPWS2016) - Ongoing Experiments
CHEOPS (Characterising Exoplanets Satellite) Mission
G. Scandariato,* D. Ehrenreich, I. Pagano, D. Queloz, Y. Alibert, R. Alonso, T. Bárczy, W. Baumjohann, W. Benz, X. Bonfils, A. Brandeker, L. Borsato, C. Broeg, J. Cabrera, S. Charnoz, A.C. Cameron, M. Davies, O. Demangeon, M. Deleuil, A. Erikson, A. Fortier, L. Fossati, M. Fridlund, D. Gandolfi, M. Gillon, M. Güdel, K. Isaak, L. Kiss, J. Laskar, C. Lovis, M.R. Meyer, V. Nascimbeni, G. Oloffson, E. Pallé, G. Piotto, D. Pollacco, R. Ragazzoni, N. Rando, É. Renottes, I. Ribas, N.C. Santos, S. Sousa, T. Spohnl, M. Steller, G. Szabó, N. Thomas, S. Udry, N. Walton, D. Barrado y Novascués, A. Gutierrez Peña, A. Lecavelier des Etangs, V. Van Grootel
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2017 August 18
Published on: 2017 November 15
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.
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