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Submission + - CHEOPS, the First ESA "Small Mission," Will Study Super-Earths (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: The European Space Agency (ESA) is set to give existing orbiting probes, such as COROT and Kepler, a helping hand in studying super-Earths. Selected from 26 proposals, the CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite) spacecraft is the first S-class (“small”) mission in the ESA’s Science Programme. A partnership between the ESA and the Swiss Space Office, CHEOPS will not seek out new exoplanets, but will instead target nearby, bright stars that are already known to have orbiting planets.
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CHEOPS, the First ESA "Small Mission," Will Study Super-Earths

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