8-10 October 2019
ESA/ESTEC
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

The ATHENA Spacecraft - Thermal Design aspects

8 Oct 2019, 12:30
30m
Newton ()

Newton

thermal design (for platforms, instruments etc.) Thermal Design

Speaker

Mr Moritz Branco (ESA)

Description

The ATHENA Spacecraft is the next ESA Science Large class mission. It is a 7-ton spacecraft with two instruments and a 12 meters-long focal length, to be launched in 2031 by Ariane 6, and it will achieve unprecedented X-ray imaging and spectroscopic capabilities, for the benefit of High Energy Astrophysics.
A brief introduction to the Spacecraft and mission is presented, followed by a description of the thermal design aspects in different sub-systems of the spacecraft, such as the SIM - Spacecraft Instrument Module and the two instruments XIFU and WFI, the MAM - Mirror Assembly Module, the FMS - Fixed Metering Structure and the Service Module.

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