Arianespace Launches Exoplanet Measurement Telescope

Artist's concept of Cheops.
Credit: Airbus
LYON, France—A Soyuz-2 launcher operated by Arianespace from Kourou, French Guiana, placed five satellites into orbit on Dec. 18, including one carrying a telescope for exoplanet characterization and another with the first Argos emergency beacon new-generation detection system. The first spacecraft...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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