The European Space Agency (ESA) announced the launch of the Cheops satellite, specializing in extrasolar planets (exoplanets) between 15 October and 14 November 2019, the unit stated in its statement.
Cheops leaves Soyuz's airplane rocket at the European Space Station in Kourou (French Guiana), led by the French company Arianespace.
The satellite "observes every bright star in which existence is known", the extrasolar planets, especially those with the whole that oscillates between "Earth and Neptune."
"Knowing the planets, Cheops knows exactly when and where it is supposed to capture an exoplanet as it runs on its survival plate, its ability to observe the diverse paths of each planet allows scientists to measure the size of small planets," he said. .
Cheops is now in Spain to "complete the tests before it is declared appropriate to launch at the beginning of 2019" after completing a series of "environmental tests" at the ESA Technical Center in the Netherlands.
Within Soy, they share a space trip with another device, in this case one of the four satellites of an Italian star pattern, Cosmo-SkyMed.
Shortly after the rise, "the two satellites are simultaneously separated at their own rounds, and Cheops operate on a low Earth's orbit, 700 km," the agency explained.
The satellite "monitors all the bright stars known as the existence of extrasolar planets". (STOCK)
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