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Herschel Flight Model Service Module

Herschel Flight Model Service Module


Date: 06 January 2008
Satellite: Herschel
Depicts: Service module
Location: Cleanroom at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Copyright: ESA

Herschel's service module is seen from below as the spacecraft flight model is hanging from a crane. The spacecraft is being hoisted from its transporter truck onto the multi-purpose trolley inside the cleanroom at ESTEC.

In the centre of the octagonal shaped service module the two startrackers are seen (with their orange protective covers) between two helium tanks (silver spheres). The service module contains the systems needed to operate the spacecraft: power, attitude and orbit control, spacecraft control and data management, RF communications. It also houses those parts of the instruments that do not require cooling.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-May-2022 11:34 UT

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