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CHEOPS satellite launched on Soyuz
Took off with its five passengers allocated
The Airbus-built CHEOPS satellite has been successfully launched yesterday morning on a Soyuz rocket from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. CHEOPS is the first exoplanetary mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). It is also the first satellite built by Airbus in Spain for ESA. CHEOPS will characterise exoplanets of nearby stars, observing known planets in the size range between...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency