October 6, 2014

Payload

Arrival of SMOS instrument at ESTEC for flight model tests.
Arrival of SMOS instrument at ESTEC
for flight model tests.
Thermocouples installation.
SMOS payload installation and deployment in the solar simulator
SMOS payload installation and deployment
in the solar simulator
for the test in thermal vaccum.
SMOS Payload
SMOS Payload
First image realisedFirst image realised
First image realised (by the end of the test the ceiling lights have been turned on
thus the small bright dots regularly spaced) by SMOS.
The "useful" part is the one inside the smallest pseudo hexagon.
 
 
SMOS Payload assembling
 
SMOS platform
Payload assembly in CASA
SMOS platform
Payload assembly in CASA
Licef SMOS
Licef inside
SMOS payload
SMOS payload
SMOS payload assembling
SMOS payload asemblings
Tests in the anechoic chamber
Tests in the anechoic chamber
SMOS antenna tests results
SMOS antenna tests results

La charge utile SMOS
Payload Flight Model delivery at Cannes