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JUICE Thermal Development Model and the Sun Simulator

Date: 03 May 2018
Satellite: JUICE
Depicts: Thermal Development Model
Location: European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands
Copyright: ESA–M.Cowan

The JUICE Thermal Development Model (TDM) about to undergo thermal verification tests inside the Large Space Simulator at ESA's European Space Research & Technology Centre (ESTEC). During part of the tests, the TDM was illuminated and heated by a powerful Sun Simulator to verify that it can endure the effects of solar heating that the spacecraft will encounter at its closest to the Sun, during its flyby of Venus.

Last Update: 07 June 2018

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