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The flight model of the UGTS, Scientific Processing and Management Unit, has just arrived in the clean room.

The ECLAIRs instrument’s flight computer unit, the UGTS (Unité de Gestion et de Traitement Scientifique) has just been delivered by the company EREMS (Etudes et réalisations électroniques Développements logiciels). The UGTS will provide the electrical and command/control interfaces with the satellite on the one hand and with the DPIX camera developed by IRAP on the other. Equipped with flight software currently being developed at CEA, it will process the data provided by the camera onboard in order to detect gamma-ray bursts in real time.

Reception and control of the UGTS flight model in room Signe-3 at CNES
Reception and control of the UGTS flight model in room Signe-3 at CNES

After a phase of appropriation and testing by the CNES AIT (Assembly, Integration and Test) teams, the UGTS should be connected to the DPIX camera by the end of October.

Flight model of the UGTS
Flight model of the UGTS

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