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Removing the Herschel spacecraft from the CCU3 container

Removing the Herschel spacecraft from the CCU3 container


Date: 30 April 2009
Satellite: Herschel
Depicts: Roll-out of the spacecraft from the CCU3 container
Location: Final assembly building (BAF), CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - J.M. Guillon

On Wednesday 29 April the Herschel spacecraft was transported from the S5B building to the final assembly building (Bâtiment d'Assemblage Final, or BAF) at the Ariane launch site of the European spaceport in Kourou, for integration of the spacecraft on top of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher.

For this transport the Herschel spacecraft was placed inside the payload transport container (Conteneur Charge Utile 3, or CCU3). After ensuring cleanroom conditions inside the BAF airlock, in the morning on 30 April the spacecraft was rolled out of the CCU3 container.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-May-2022 02:20 UT

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