Fairing lowered into place
Date: 10 May 2009
Satellite: Herschel, Planck
Depicts: Fairing being lowered into place
Location: Final assembly building (BAF), CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - P Baudon
The fairing for the Herschel and Planck launcher is lowered into place. Operators are removing the protective foil that is normally used to protect the contamination sensitive surface of the Herschel primary mirror.
Last Update: 1 September 2019