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Planck Flight Model to be lowered into the LSS

Planck Flight Model to be lowered into the LSS

Date: 02 April 2008
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Flight model hoisted over the LSS
Location: Cleanroom at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Copyright: ESA

The Planck spacecraft is seen hoisted over the top entrance of the Large Space Simulator (LSS) at ESTEC.

After the carefull lowering of the spacecraft into the LSS, it was setup for fine balancing, a test that involves the spacecraft being spun about its spin-axis at up to 30 rpm.

After a dry run under ambient conditions the LSS was closed on 3 April and the fine balancing was performed in light-vacuum.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-May-2024 15:11 UT

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