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Mating of the Herschel spacecraft and the Ariane 5 ECA launcher

Mating of the Herschel spacecraft and the Ariane 5 ECA launcher


Date: 30 April 2009
Satellite: Herschel
Depicts: Mating of the spacecraft with 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 is lowered into place on top of the SYLDA 5 support structure at the top of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher inside the final assembly building (Bâtiment d'Assemblage Final, or BAF).

Personnel on the movable access platform guide the Herschel spacecraft during the final few centimetres.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-May-2022 11:52 UT

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