Thermal Shields and Intermediate Structure - Qualification Model
Date: 09 February 2004
Depicts: Qualification model of the thermal shields and intermediate structure
Location: Cleanroom at Contraves, Zurich
Copyright: 2004 ESA / Contraves Space AG
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The thermal shields protect the telescope and instruments from infrared radiation emitted by the much warmer service module. The intermediate structure mechanically couples the telescope and other payload components to the service module while maintaining thermal isolation.
The qualification model of the spacecraft structure will be tested to validate the mechanical design.
Last Update: 1 September 2019