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Test Preparations for Planck FM Telescope

Test Preparations for Planck FM Telescope

Date: 22 May 2006
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Front view of the Planck Flight Model (FM) telescope
Location: Alcatel Alenia Space, Cannes
Copyright: Alcatel Alenia Space

The Planck telescope will be tested soon at low temperature (100-110K) in the Large Space Simulator test facility at ESTEC.  The objective of this test is to measure the deformations of the fully integrated Planck FM telescope at low temperatures with video-grammetry.

The Planck telescope is the black coloured frame with two upper struts supporting a panel (the Primary Reflector Panel).  The reflectors are not yet integrated.

The telescope frame is supported by struts (the Cryo-Structure struts).  At the bottom of these struts, a horizontal panel is added for thermally decoupling the conical structure (silver coloured) from the rest of the structure.  The cone will be at room temperature during the test.


Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-May-2024 03:13 UT

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