May 25, 2020

Key events

End of 2021 / beginning of 2022: Operational phase (scheduled)

Mid 2021: In-flitht commissioning, calibration and validation (scheduled)

2nd trimester 2021: Launch of PHARAO (scheduled)

07/2014: Delivery of PHARAO flight model to ESA

06/2014: PHARAO EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility) tests

03/2014: Start of PHARAO performance tests

01/2014: Laser Source delivery and start of the integration of the flight model

02/2013: Caesium tube delivery

12/2012: Computer flight model delivery

01/2011: Test of the Ground Segment prototype

09/2010: End of EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility) and performance tests of the PHARAO engineering model

07/2009: The PHARAO engineering model is tested with its ACES counterpart

12/2008: PHARAO completion is decided by CNES

02/2008: Columbus launch and docking