Transfer of the Planck spacecraft
The Planck spacecraft is hoisted up inside the FOCAL-X cleanroom at Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL) during the transfer to the multi-purpose trolley. This view shows the base of the spacecraft's service module, with the qualification model (QM) of the inner part of the solar array still in place (silver). Later this month, after removing the QM solar array, the flight model solar array will be integrated with the spacecraft.
Last Update: 1 September 2019