Herschel is raised from the container
Date: 13 February 2009
Depicts: View of the 3.5m-diameter telescope on the MPT
Location: Cleanroom of S1B building, CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG
The Herschel spacecraft is raised from the transport container using the horizontal lifting device in the S1B building at at the Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), 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