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Transfer of LISA Pathfinder in fairing to transport platform

Transfer of LISA Pathfinder in fairing to transport platform


Date: 16 November 2015
Satellite: LISA Pathfinder
Location: Centre Spatial Guyanais, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - G. Barbaste

On 16 November, LISA Pathfinder was encapsulated within the fairing of the Vega launcher, together forming the Payload Assembly Composite (PAC).

The PAC is seen here the following day, during transfer to the upper composite transport platform, or PlateForme Routière Composite Supérieur (PFRCS), in preparation for its transport to the Vega launch pad.

The PFRCS is equipped with an air conditioning system to regulate the environment inside the fairing during the transport. One end of the connecting hose for the air conditioning system is attached to the top of the fairing.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
6-Jul-2022 04:30 UT

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