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Fairing lowered into place

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
24-Sep-2023 17:26 UT

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