Planck FM#1 at Centre Spatial de Liège
2 March 2006The Planck Flight Model #1 spacecraft is currently at Centre Spatial de Liège, where it will undergo thermal balance testing.
During the last weekend of February, electrical maintenance with power break had to take place at the centre's test facility, meaning a temporary loss of airco and clean room environment guarantee. The spacecraft was therefore placed inside the FOCAL-5 test chamber to preserve it from risk of contamination.
Last Update: 1 September 2019