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The Gaia Torus prior to brazing

The Gaia Torus prior to brazing

Date: 22 July 2009
Satellite: Gaia
Depicts: The Gaia torus prior to brazing
Location: BOOSTEC premises at Bazet near Tarbes, France
Copyright: BOOSTEC

The 3-metre diameter, quasi-octagonal torus, which will support the two Gaia telescopes and the focal plane assembly, is composed of 17 individual custom-built Silicon Carbide segments. It is pictured here during the preparations for brazing at the BOOSTEC facility.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-May-2024 23:53 UT

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