Date: 23 February 2006
Location: Centre Spatial de Liège, Belgium
Copyright: Alcatel Alenia Space / ESA
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View of the thermal tent, designed by Centre Spatial de Liège, that will surround the Planck Payload Module when it is installed in the FOCAL-5 vacuum chamber. The inside of the thermal tent is covered with highly emissive black-painted open honeycomb (details not visible in this picture) in order to achieve low temperatures with the helium filled shrouds during testing.
Last Update: 1 September 2019