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Offline Salo

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Re: ESA - CHEOPS updates
« Reply #20 on: 12/19/2017 12:01 PM »
Peter B. de Selding‏ @pbdes
Exoplanet hunter CHEOPS sat, built by @AirbusSpace for @esa, to launch late 2018/early 2019 on @ArianeGroup @Arianespace Soyuz from Europe's spaceport. To launch w/ Italy's 1st 2d-gen Cosmo-SkyMed radar sat. CHEOPS is 300kg, orbit 700km, inclination 98deg.

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Re: ESA - CHEOPS updates
« Reply #21 on: 03/31/2018 05:33 PM »
CHEOPS fairing sticker winning design

This colourful design capturing the scientific essence of ESA's upcoming CHEOPS exoplanet mission characterising planets as they transit in front of their host star has been selected as the winning design that will be featured on the rocket that will launch the satellite into space.

The design was one of over 300 submitted to the competition that offered graphic designers and artists the unique opportunity to feature their work on the rocket that will launch CHEOPS the CHaracterising ExOplanets Satellite to Earth orbit.

The design was created by Denis Vrenko of Celje, Slovenia, a 25 year-old graphic designer and final-year architecture student at the University of Ljubljana.

- Related article: Winning exoplanet rocket sticker-selected

Image credit: ESA/D. Vrenko