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Planck spacecraft during testing
- Title Planck spacecraft during testing
- Released 27/02/2009 7:42 pm
- Copyright Thales/ESA - Studio Bazile
Planck spacecraft undergoing testing at the Thales facility in Toulouse. The Planck telescope, visible in this image, has an off-axis aplanatic design with two elliptical reflectors and a diameter of 1.5 metres. This design configuration gives a good performance over the large focal surface required by the instruments.
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