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Lowering the Planck spacecraft on to the Ariane 5 ECA launcher

Lowering the Planck spacecraft on to the Ariane 5 ECA launcher


Date: 23 April 2009
Satellite: Planck
Depicts: Mating of spacecraft with launcher
Location: Final assembly building (BAF), CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - P. Baudon

The Planck spacecraft is lowered into place on the Ariane 5 ECA launcher inside the final assembly building (Bâtiment d'Assemblage Final, or BAF). The top of the launcher is hidden from view by the access platform that is suspended several metres above the launcher.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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