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Gaia spacecraft being lifted from its ground handling trolley

Gaia spacecraft being lifted from its ground handling trolley


Date: 04 April 2013
Satellite: Gaia
Location: Intespace, Toulouse, France
Copyright: ESA - S. Corvaja

The Gaia Flight Model spacecraft being lifted from its ground handling trolley (background, centre) for installation on one of the mass properties measurement systems (extreme left) at the facilities of Intespace in Toulouse, France.

The ground handling trolley has been used to rotate the spacecraft through 90° ready for testing in a horizontal position.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Sep-2020 18:17 UT

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