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Gaia Payload Data Handling Unit on spacecraft

Gaia Payload Data Handling Unit on spacecraft


Date: 22 May 2013
Satellite: Gaia
Depicts: PDHU on spacecraft
Copyright: Astrium

The Gaia Payload Data Handling Unit (PDHU) is, among other things, the 'hard-disk' of Gaia, responsible for temporary storage of science data received from the telescope before transmission back to Earth. Here the PDHU can be seen integrated on the Gaia spacecraft.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
5-Jul-2020 12:01 UT

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