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PLATO camera structural and thermal model

PLATO camera structural and thermal model


Date: 08 February 2021
Satellite: PLATO
Location: ESTEC Test Centre, Noordwijk, the Netherlands
Copyright: ESA-Matteo Apolloni

The Structural and Thermal Model (STM) of a PLATO camera is prepared inside the VTC-1.5 Space Simulator, at the ESTEC Test Centre in the Netherlands, for a series of thermal vacuum tests.

The STM camera is a near-replica of a flight model camera, except its lenses are not optically finished.

The payload for PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) will comprise 26 of these cameras.

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Last Update: 25 March 2021
18-Apr-2021 11:44 UT

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