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Thermal vacuum chamber and calibration set-up

Thermal vacuum chamber and calibration set-up

Date: 05 April 2018
Satellite: CHEOPS
Depicts: Test chambers
Location: University of Bern, Switzerland
Copyright: ESA/Boffin Media

The cream-coloured, padded structure is a thermal-vacuum chamber at the University of Bern, Switzerland, that accommodated the CHEOPS science instrument during calibration testing. The instrument was cooled to various temperatures around -40 degrees Celsius to simulate the conditions of space and controlled to observe a calibration source through a window at the end of the thermal-vacuum chamber. The optical set-up of the calibration source is housed in the large, black cabinet on the right.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
28-Jan-2023 23:35 UT

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