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Inspection of the solar array's MLI

Inspection of the solar array's MLI


Date: 03 March 2009
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Inspection of the solar array's MLI after installation
Location: Cleanroom of S1B building, CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA

The multi-layer insulation (MLI) for the outer part of the solar array has been integrated on the back side of the outer solar array. Right after installation the MLI was inspected. 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 in this image at the base of the spacecraft).
Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Jan-2022 02:37 UT

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