CHEOPS: A transit photometry mission for ESA's small mission programme

  title={CHEOPS: A transit photometry mission for ESA's small mission programme},
  author={C. Broeg and A. Fortier and D. Ehrenreich and Y. Alibert and Wolfgang Baumjohann and W. Benz and M. Deleuil and M. Gillon and A. Ivanov and R. Liseau and M. Meyer and G. Oloffson and I. Pagano and G. Piotto and D. Pollacco and D. Queloz and R. Ragazzoni and E. Renotte and M. Steller and N. Thomas and the Cheops team},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • C. Broeg, A. Fortier, +18 authors the Cheops team
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • Ground based radial velocity (RV) searches continue to discover exoplanets below Neptune mass down to Earth mass. Furthermore, ground based transit searches now reach milli-mag photometric precision and can discover Neptune size planets around bright stars. These searches will find exoplanets around bright stars anywhere on the sky, their discoveries representing prime science targets for further study due to the proximity and brightness of their host stars. A mission for transit follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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