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Opening of CCU3 container in BAF

Opening of CCU3 container in BAF

Date: 23 April 2009
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: The Planck spacecraft inside the CCU3 container
Location: Final assembly building (BAF), CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - P. Baudon

Late on 22 April 2009, Planck arrived at the final assembly building (Bâtiment d'Assemblage Final, or BAF) inside the payload transport container (Conteneur Charge Utile 3, or CCU3).

In the morning on 23 April the spacecraft was rolled out of the CCU3 and prepared for integration with the Ariane 5 ECA launcher in the adjacent hall.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-May-2024 19:47 UT

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