Herschel and Planck launch postponed
20 April 2009Due to an anomaly discovered during tests on a subassembly identical to the one on the Ariane 5 launcher, Arianespace has decided to carry out additional checks which will take a few days.
A new launch date for Herschel and Planck will be announced shortly.
The two satellites are in perfect condition at the launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.
For further information:
ESA - Media Relations Office
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