The COSPIN instrument image page
This is a photograph of the Dual Anisotropy Telescopes (ATs). The ATs are outlined with a yellow line. The LET (Low Energy Telescope) is also shown outlined with a green circle. The cover shown in this picture covering the LET was opened after launch. The bottom third of the box actually contains the data processing unit (DPU). The DPU collects measurements from all of the telescopes on COSPIN and sends them to the spacecraft data system.
This is a photograph of the High Energy Telescope (HET) and the High Flux Telescope (HFT). The HFT is the small fan-shaped object on top of
the box (outlined in blue). The HET is outlined in purple. You can see that the HFT has a bronze strip covering it and the HET has a large, circular gold cover on it. Both of these covers were opened after launch.
This is a photograph of the Kiel Electron Telescope (KET).
These are photographs of some of the sensors that make up the COSPIN instrument.
Images were adapted from ESA (European Space Agency) images
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