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Planck container is in place inside the Antonov cargo plane

Planck container is in place inside the Antonov cargo plane


Date: 17 February 2009
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Spacecraft container inside Antonov cargo plane
Location: Liège airport, Belgium
Copyright: ESA/Thales

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
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