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Complete Gaia torus

Complete Gaia torus

Date: 28 January 2010
Depicts: Complete Gaia torus
Copyright: Boostec Industries

This image shows the Gaia torus, a 3-meter diameter, quasi-octagonal structure, which will support the two Gaia telescopes and the focal plane assembly. It is composed of 17 individual custom-built Silicon Carbide segments which fulfil three basic requirements: light-weight, robust and ultra stable. The arrows show the locations where M1, M'1, M3 and M'3 mirrors will be mounted.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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