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MLI installation on the solar array

MLI installation on the solar array

Date: 03 March 2009
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Multi-layer insulation is put in place on solar array
Location: Cleanroom of S1B building, CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA

The multi-layer insulation (MLI) for the outer part of the solar array is prepared on tables next to the spacecraft for integration. With the spacecraft in vertical position the MLI will be put in place on the top of the solar array. The solar cells are facing down and are situated on the lower side of the circular array, temporarily covered by protective plates (metal disk, visible at the base of the spacecraft).
Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-May-2023 06:56 UT

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