APPROVED AO-2 PROGRAMMES

 

25 February 2021:  The second Announcement of Opportunity (AO2) for the CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme came out on 4 November 2020, and closed approximately 4 weeks later on 1 December 2020. The CHEOPS Time Allocation Committee (TAC) met on the 2-3 February 2021.

Based on the recommendations made by the TAC, the Director of Science has awarded observing time on CHEOPS to the proposals listed in the table below. 9 programmes have been awarded observing time on CHEOPS, covering a total of 638.1 orbits. The number of orbits that have been awarded is below what had been foreseen to be allocated for this first call - details of how it will be possible to apply for the remaining orbits will be announced in coming months.

Targets that are part of these programmes have been added to the Reserved Target List and cannot be included in observing programmes of other scientists until the AO-2 observations have been completed.

Principal Investigators of proposals that have been awarded time will be contacted by email, and are required to complete and submit observation requests at their earliest convenience  Guidelines on how to prepare observation requests can be found in the document at this link.

 

Key to table:  EP - Exoplanet Science; SP – Stellar Physics; Other – Other topics.

 

Proposal ID

Surname of PI (Country)

Title of Proposal

# orbits

Priority

001 (EP)

Caballero (ES)

The most precise mass and radius determination of an exo-Earth

46

2

  002 (EP)   Yang (CN)

  Discriminating between conflicting measurements  of WASP-161b: insights into the planet's atmosphere.

   14.2    2

004 (EP)

Haswell (UK)

Confirming and characterising a catastrophicallly disintegrating rocky planet orbitting DMPP-1

192

1 (96)

2 (96)

005 (SP)

Zhou (US)

CHEOPS transits of a 100 Myr old Super Earth in AB Dor moving group

10

2

007 (EP)

Mortier (UK)

Improving the bult densities for small planets observed with HARPS-N, K2, TESS and CHEOPS

184.6

2

008 (SP)

Cegla (UK)

Probing the starspots of WASP-85 A

22.4

1

010 (EP)

Desert (NL)

What is the nature of young planets in the V1298 Tau system?

42

2

012 (EP)

Dragomir (US)

Exploring the diversity of small planet compositions

51.9

1

013 (EP)

Jenkins (CL)

How cloudy is the Neptune desert?

75

2

Total

 

 

638.1