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Gaia spacecraft exploded diagram

Date: 14 June 2013
Satellite: Gaia
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab

This exploded diagram shows the main elements of the Gaia spacecraft, including, from top to bottom:

  • Thermal tent
  • Payload Module (including the torus and bi-pods, two telescopes, and the Focal Plane Assembly)
  • Service Module main structure
  • Propellant tanks and pressurant tanks
  • Antenna Support Panel with the Phased Array Antenna
  • Deployable Sunshield Assembly (about 10.2 m across)
  • Eight solar panels, attached to outside of the deployable sunshield
  • Fixed solar array at the base of the spacecraft


Last Update: 09 September 2016

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