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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: The spacecraft is lifted inside the BAF
Location: Final assembly building (BAF), CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - J.M. Guillon

In the morning on 30 April the Herschel spacecraft was hoisted up inside the BAF airlock and through the shaft into the adjacent high bay of the BAF. With the launcher adapter ring (Adaptateur Charge Utile, or ACU) already integrated at the base of Herschel's service module the spacecraft was lifted by an overhead crane, using the herschel vertical lifting device to handle the spacecraft.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-May-2022 13:00 UT

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