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Attaching the vertical lifting device

Date: 23 April 2009
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Securing of an arm of the vertical lifting device
Location: Final assembly building (BAF), CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - P. Baudon

Hanging from an overhead crane, the Planck vertical lifting device is secured to the spacecraft to hoist it up inside the final assembly building (Bâtiment d'Assemblage Final, or BAF) for mating of the Planck spacecraft on top of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher.

Last Update: 30 April 2009

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