05 February 2008
Herschel Telescope
Last week the Herschel Telescope has arrived in the test centre. Currently the telescope is being inspected after which it will be integrated to the Herschel spacecraft.

The telescope has the largest ever built mirror for a spacecraft, which is 3.5m in diameter tall and made out of the ceramic Silicon Carbide.

When the integration of the Herschel spacecraft is completed, the spacecraft will undergo its environmental test campaign in the ESTEC Test Centre.

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