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The Gaia CCD Support Structure flight model

The Gaia CCD Support Structure flight model


Date: 04 December 2008
Satellite: Gaia
Depicts: Flight model of Gaia's CCD Support Structure
Copyright: Boostec/Michel Bougoin

This image shows the Gaia CCD Support Structure flight model. The structure will accommodate all 106 Gaia CCDs and two Wave Front Sensor optical assemblies. The structure is made of Silicon-Carbide (SiC) which guarantees an extreme thermal and mechanical stability.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Oct-2020 16:50 UT

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