Planck container is in place inside the Antonov cargo plane
Date: 17 February 2009
Depicts: Spacecraft container inside Antonov cargo plane
Location: Liège airport, Belgium
At the Liège airport the custom container carrying the Planck spacecraft is in place inside the large Antonov cargo plane, seen here with its nose still open (around 2 A.M.). Later Planck was flown to Rochambeau airport, French Guiana, with one intermediate stop in Cape Verde for additional re-fuelling of the airplane.
Last Update: 1 September 2019