The Characterizing ExOplanet Satellite (CHEOPS) has been successfully launched on Dec. 18, 2019 into its nominal orbit.
In the first months of 2020 all calibration procedures will be carried out and we will know in detail CHEOPS performances. Science data are expected to start to be collected in spring 2020.
The CHEOPS Science Team meeting scheduled in Padova on April 6-8/2020 will be the first opportunity for scientists involved in CHEOPS science exploitation to optimize the science program developed in the previous years, and actually enter into the CHEOPS data analysis phase.
We expect scientists from the 11 European countries/ESA members that contribute to the construction of CHEOPS and to the development of the CHEOPS science case to join in Padova to start exploiting the scientific data.