LISA Pathfinder separation test: launch adapter separates from science & propulsion modules
Date: 06 November 2008
This separation test, which took place at ESTEC, The Netherlands on 31 October, measured the shock imparted when the launch vehicle adapter separates from the spacecraft. For this test an exact replica of the adapter for the Rockot launcher, the backup launch vehicle for LISA Pathfinder, was used.
Last Update: 13 November 2008