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Removing the focal plane unit cover

Removing the focal plane unit cover


Date: 25 February 2009
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: View of the focal plane box
Location: Cleanroom of S1B building, CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - L. Mira

In preparation of the final alignment measurement of the focal plane units (FPU), the FPU cover was removed on the morning of 26 February 2009. The FPU cover is the greyish cylinder, secured over the HFI feedhorns, surrounded by the LFI feedhorns.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Sep-2020 18:07 UT

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