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Prepare for transport to BAF

Date: 22 April 2009
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Spacecraft is placed inside the CCU3 transport container
Location: S5A building, CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA

On 22 April the Planck spacecraft was prepared for transport from the S5A building to the final assembly building (BAF) for mating with the Ariane 5 ECA launcher.

The payload transport container (CCU3) used for the transport to the BAF was docked to the S5A building. Already integrated with the launcher adapter ring and secured on top of the CCU3 pallet, the Planck spacecraft is seen here being rolled into the CCU3. 

Last Update: 30 April 2009

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