Hoisting LISA Pathfinder in upper composite to the top of the mobile gantry
The upper composite of the Vega launcher, carrying LISA Pathfinder, being hoisted up to the top of the mobile gantry, in the launcher assembly area, at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 18 November 2015.
The top of the Vega launcher extends up through the access platform in the foreground, under a black protective cover.
LISA Pathfinder will launch on Arianespace flight VV06 – the sixth launch of Europe's small Vega launcher – on 2 December 2015.
Last Update: 1 September 2019