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Planck qualification model
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Planck qualification model

May 24, 2009
An image of the Planck qualification model before testing in the thermal vacuum chamber at the Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL), Belgium.

The chamber has been tailor made to ensure the proper cryogenic conditions for the payload module by means of liquid-helium cooling shrouds.