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Shields up

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Shields up The Gaia spacecraft receives its deployable solar shield during pre-launch processing at the Guiana Space Centre. The solar shielding maintains the spacecraft's instruments at a constant -100 degrees Celsius.

ESA / CNES / Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - J.V. Guillon

Original image data dated on or about September 25, 2013.

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