First image from successful sunshield deployment test

First image from successful sunshield deployment test

GaiaDSADeploy

@Idariane from Astrium has posted a first impressive image from the successful sunshield deployment test of Gaia yesterday. The test occured last week on thursday. We have no other news, images and even video about this interesting event from ESA, yet!

Update: Arianespace has put out their press release now with more images: http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2013/1101.asp

Update 2: ESA published a first image at: http://www.rssd.esa.int/index.php?project=GAIA&page=picture_of_the_week&pow=171

Update 3: Finally, a new blog entry has appeared on the Gaia blog of ESA: http://blogs.esa.int/gaia/2013/10/15/with-pyrotechnic-and-24-bangs-the-sunshield-deployment/

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