Loading of Planck on the Antonov 124
Date: 26 March 2008
Depicts: Hoisting of Planck transport & storage container
Location: Nice-Cote d'Azur airport, France
The Planck transport & storage container is hoisted of the transporter truck at the airport in Nice for loading on to the Antonov 124 cargo aircraft that takes it to Amsterdam airport. From there the container with the Planck flight model spacecraft is transported by truck to ESTEC, Noordwijk, where the spacecraft will undergo fine balance testing inside the Large Space Simulator (LSS).
Last Update: 1 September 2019