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Telescope Frame and Baffle - Qualification Model

Telescope Frame and Baffle - Qualification Model


Date: 09 February 2004
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Qualification model of the telescope frame and baffle
Location: Cleanroom at Contraves, Zurich
Copyright: 2004 ESA / Contraves Space AG

The baffle serves to prevent unwanted, off-axis radiation from entering the telescope. The frame supports the telescope mirrors and the focal plane unit containing the instrument detectors. The qualification model of the spacecraft structure will be tested to validate the mechanical design.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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