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Herschel and Planck launch postponed

Herschel and Planck launch postponed

20 April 2009

Due 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
Tel: +33 (0)1 5369 7299
Fax: +33 (0)1 5369 7690

Last Update: 1 September 2019
5-Feb-2023 19:37 UT

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