8-10 October 2019
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

The ATHENA Spacecraft - Thermal Design aspects

8 Oct 2019, 12:30
Newton ()


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


Mr Moritz Branco (ESA)


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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