Structural Thermal Model of the Herschel Service Module
Date: 22 September 2005
Location: ESTEC, Noordwijk
Close-up of the area which will be directed towards the Sun and the Earth in the operational orbit.
The cone with the red cap is the main antenna for communication with the ground station. The white small dish is the wide-angle antenna for communication during abnormal attitude conditions.
The box with the red cover is the attitude anomaly detector which can trigger emergency activities in case of loss of Sun pointing.
Last Update: 1 September 2019