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Rosetta Mated with its Launcher

Rosetta Mated with its Launcher

17 February 2004

The spacecraft completed the first few metres of its launch on 16 February 2004 when it was lifted from the bottom of the BAF building and placed on top of its launcher.

  Rosetta was lifted about 40 meters to the top of the final assembly building before it was moved sideways and lowered onto the Ariane 5 launcher, where it now rests secured by nearly 200 bolts.

 

Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Feb-2020 10:41 UT