Fit-check of launch adapter for Herschel
Date: 11 March 2009
Depicts: Preparations for the fit-check of the launch adapter for Herschel
Location: S1B clean room, Kourou, French Guiana
As part of the preparations for launch the Herschel spacecraft is readied to be manoeuvred onto the Ariane 5 ECA launch adapter in order to perform a 'fit check'.
The spacecraft will be installed on the launch adapter once all of the pre-launch checks have been completed in the S1B clean room, and prior to moving the spacecraft to S5B for hydrazine fuelling.
Last Update: 1 September 2019