Monday the 2nd of May: SWICH-ON OF TSAGE

The 4 test-masses of TSAGE have been released. Onera's team was in CNES Toulouse centre to activate the switch-on.

It was a great relief to see first the thin 7 µm gold wires safely and then to see the release of the test-masses.

They were just smartly controlled by electrostatic forces in order to follow the satellite.

First Measurements of the accelerometers at the release instant.