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Gaia Payload Module

Gaia Payload Module

Date: 20 June 2007
Copyright: ESA

Animated three-dimensional view of Gaia's payload module with the telescope elements and focal plane indicated. The two primary mirrors (M1 and M'1) each measure 1.45m × 0.5m and rest on top of the optical bench, with the mirrors and structural support all made out of ultra-stable silicon-carbide material.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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