Preparing for fairing integration
Date: 10 May 2009
Satellite: Herschel and Planck
Depicts: Fairing encapsulation
Location: Final assembly building (BAF), CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - P. Baudon
This image, taken on 10 May during the fairing installation preparation, shows the Herschel spacecraft standing on the SYLDA 5 support structure that encapsulates the Planck spacecraft at the top of the launcher. The SYLDA 5 is hidden from view by the movable access platform on which personnel are preparing for the fairing installation. Directly below the platform the top of the launcher is just visible.
Last Update: 1 September 2019