Last week, the French instrument qualification models and their computers were disassembled and packed away. Testing is now continuing on the flight models. MXT and ECLAIRs were switched on simultaneously for the first time. Soon the integration of the French instruments on the satellite will begin. They will then join the Chinese payload instruments, VT and GRM, which are already assembled on the PIM. During the weekend, the French team visited the old Shanghai and in particular the Jing’an temple.
In the forefront, some of the Chinese colleagues in front of the VT and GRM instruments integrated on the PIM. In the background, the qualification models.