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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 the solar array
Location: Cleanroom of S1B building, CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA

With the spacecraft in vertical position, the multi-layer insulation (MLI) for the outer part of the solar array is being put in place on the back 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
10-Jun-2023 00:18 UT

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