Opening of Herschel satellite container at Centre Spatial Guyanais
Date: 12 February 2009
Depicts: Opening of transport and storage container
Location: Cleanroom of S1B building, CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG
The cover of the Herschel spacecraft transport container is guided as it is raised from the container chassis during the opening of the container in the S1B building at the Centre Spatial Guyanais, Kourou. Herschel was flown by Antonov cargo airplane from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, The Netherlands, to Rochambeau airport, French Guiana, arriving in the early hours of the morning of 12 February 2009. It was then transported by road to CSG where it was prepared for launch.
Last Update: 1 September 2019