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Loading of Planck on the Antonov 124

Date: 27 March 2008
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Loading of Planck transport & storage container
Location: Nice-Cote d'Azur airport, France
Copyright: ESA

The Planck transport & storage container is being loaded on to the Antonov 124 cargo aircraft that takes it to Amsterdam airport. From there the container with the Planck flight model spacecraft is transported by truck to ESTEC, Noordwijk, where the spacecraft will undergo fine balance testing inside the Large Space Simulator (LSS)

Last Update: 02 April 2008

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