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Lowering Herschel onto the transport container

Lowering Herschel onto the transport container


Date: 28 January 2009
Satellite: Herschel
Depicts: Flight model spacecraft over transport container
Location: Cleanroom at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Copyright: ESA

On Thursday 29 January 2009, the first activities for the forthcoming transport and shipment of the Herschel spacecraft to Kourou were performed with the securing of Herschel onto the lower part of its transport container.

This image shows the Herschel spacecraft as it is carefully lowered in place over the lower part of the transport container, to be bolted to the support stand at the base of the service module.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Sep-2020 16:57 UT

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