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Preparing for flight adapter fit check

Preparing for flight adapter fit check


Date: 07 January 2009
Satellite: Herschel
Depicts: Flight model spacecraft and flight adapter
Location: Cleanroom at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Copyright: ESA

On 8 January, after its removal from the LSS earlier that day, the Herschel flight model spacecraft is transferred across the cleanroom by an overhead crane to be placed on top of the flight adapter of the Ariane 5 launcher for a fit check.

The flight adapter (metal ring) is seen in the foreground resting on a ground support stand. The Herschel telescope is covered by a protective foil to protect the contamination sensitive surface of the telescope's primary mirror.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Nov-2021 16:07 UT

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