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SMOS payload in the Large Space Simulator
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- Title SMOS payload in the Large Space Simulator
- Released 08/06/2007 3:41 pm
- Copyright ESA
SMOS payload undergoing testing in the Large Space Simulator at ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. A 'solar beam', six metres in diameter, was repeatedly shone onto instrument. The instrument was also subjected to low temperatures of deep space. These tests simulated the different intensities of solar radiation the satellite will experience in orbit.