First All-Sky Survey Begins!16/09/2010 - 22:49
The First All-Sky Survey has begun, following on from the first-light survey.
Looking Good So Far16/09/2010 - 22:56
The progress of the First Light Survey is excellent after one week
Routine Operations Begin16/09/2010 - 22:57
Following a successful calibration phase, Planck is now in routine operations mode.
Safety first16/09/2010 - 23:02
The sorption cooler on Planck temporarily turned itself off when a safety threshold was passed, but the problem has since been rectified.
Planck is tuned in16/09/2010 - 23:11
Planck's scientific instruments have been declated to be fully and optimally tuned.
Planck is officially commissioned16/09/2010 - 23:24
Planck is officially commissioned, and moves into the Calibration and Verification phase of the mission.
HFI reaches 0.1K16/09/2010 - 23:26
The HFI instrument has reached its operational temperature of 100mK, making its detector the coldest known place in space.
Another two boxes to check: 4K and 1.6K16/09/2010 - 23:27
Two more of Planck's temperature stages have reached their target temperatures of 4K and 1.6K.
The final leg16/09/2010 - 23:29
Planck has complete an manoeuvre which puts it on the final leg of its journey to L2.
First coldstage nears nominal operating temperature16/09/2010 - 23:21
Planck's sorption cooler has reached its target temperature of 20K.
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