After the successful opening of the cover on January 29, 2020, CHEOPS has now taken its first images of a star. Image of HD 70843, the star chosen as the first target for CHEOPS, ESA’s Characterising ExOPlanet Satellite. The star, located around 150 light years away in the constellation of Cancer, is visible at the centre of the image, surrounded by fainter stars in the background. The peculiar shape of the stars in the image is a result of the deliberate defocusing of the CHEOPS optics, which spreads the light from each star over many pixels. Admatis developed and built the FPA and FEE radiators for the satellite. Media articles are summarized under this link.