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Disconnecting the launcher adapter ring from the CCU3 pallet

Disconnecting the launcher adapter ring from the CCU3 pallet


Date: 23 April 2009
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Disconnecting the launcher adapter ring from the CCU3 pallet
Location: Final assembly building (BAF), CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - P. Baudon

The launcher adapter ring, while remaining integrated to the base of the Planck spacecraft, is disconnected from the pallet of the payload transport container (Conteneur Charge Utile 3, or CCU3) on which it had been secured during transport of the spacecraft to the final assembly building (Bâtiment d'Assemblage Final, or BAF).

Next the Planck spacecraft with the launcher adapter ring was lifted up inside the BAF for mating of the spacecraft on top of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
31-Jul-2021 22:17 UT

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