Current Projects

The Space Research and Planetology Division is involved in a number of hardware developments for missions led by major space agencies including ESA, NASA, Roscosmos and ISRO. You can find direct links to some of these projects in this area.

Exoplanets

CHEOPS is the first S-class mission from ESA and was selected in October 2012 with a launch target for 2018.

CHEOPS stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite. It is a small photometric observatory to be launched into low Earth orbit to measure transits of Exo-planets.

Experimental Planetary Science

The Venus Express mission of ESA launched in November 2005 and performed scientific operations from xx until December 2014 in Venus orbit. The University of Bern participated in the Neutral Particle Detector (NPD) of the ASPERA-4 instrument investigating the solar wind interaction with the Venus atmosphere.

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Lunar Research

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Comet Research

Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis

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Interstellar Gas

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Sun and Solar Wind

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Magnetospheric Research

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