Artist’s impression of ESA’s PLATO spacecraft.
The new renders and animations of PLATO are now online on the ESA’s Multimedia Gallery.
The unique payload comprises 26 cameras. Two smaller cameras seen at lower right are not part of the payload, but rather startrackers used for navigation.
Image’s title: Artist’s impression of PLATO
Released on: 21 November 2019
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab
More details at the ESA’s Multimedia Gallery Webpage
Animation of ESA’s PLATO spacecraft
The first half of the animation shows the deployment of the two solar wings as well as the high-gain antenna at the base of the spacecraft.
Animation of ESA’s PLATO spacecraft, showing different elements such as the payload of 26 cameras, the sunshield and solar panels.
Animation of one of PLATO’s cameras.
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