SpaceTech delivers PLATO solar array panels to Thales Alenia Space

SpaceTech proudly states to have shipped the first four solar array panels for the European Space Agency - ESA PLATO spacecraft mission to Thales Alenia Space.

PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars mission) is the third medium-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision program and part of the cosmic observers fleet. The mission goal is to find and study a large number of extrasolar planetary systems, with emphasis on the properties of terrestrial planets in the habitable zone around solar-like stars. 

SpaceTech development for PLATO

After being selected as provider of the EUCLID sunshield, PLATO is the next ESA science mission with STI involvement. 
SpaceTech proudly states to have shipped the first four solar array panels for the European Space Agency - ESA PLATO spacecraft mission to Thales Alenia Space.
These panels are being developed in a cooperation of Thales Alenia Space, Beyond Gravity & STI for the PLATO mission of ESA, with OHB SE as mission prime. STI signs responsible for the Photovoltaic Assembly (PVA), making use of a proprietary highly automated PVA laydown process. It is one of the largest solar arrays ever made by STI.

Next, the panels will undergo further test steps and subsequent integrations at Thales Alenia Space.

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