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Herschel is hoisted up to the Ariane 5 ECA launcher

Herschel is hoisted up to the Ariane 5 ECA launcher

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

The Herschel spacecraft, with the launcher adapter ring integrated to the base of its service module, is lifted up inside the final assembly building (Bâtiment d'Assemblage Final, or BAF) for mating of the spacecraft on top of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher in the adjacent high bay.

Directly underneath the spacecraft stands the pallet of the transport container with the raising cylinder, on top of which the spacecraft had been secured through the launcher adapter ring during its transport to the BAF.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Jul-2024 19:50 UT

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