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The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory will be the first example of a new generation of space telescopes.It will be the first space observatory covering the full far infrared and sub-millimetre waveband, and its telescope will have thelargest mirror ever deployed in space.
Published: 22 December 2005
The assembly of the Planck Proto-flight Model has been completed in AAS-F in Cannes. The two main modules constituting the satellite: the payload module and the service module were joined together for the first time last week.
Published: 30 November 2005
The assembly of the Herschel Structural and Thermal Qualification model has been completed in ESTEC. The two main modules constituting the satellite: the payload module and the service module were joined together for the first time last week.
Published: 30 November 2005
Venus Express has successfully launched from Baikonur and, following a successful second firing of the Fregat stage, is on course for Venus. The solar panels have succesfully deployed and the spacecraft is powered.
Published: 8 November 2005

Monday 7 November, saw the full dress rehearsal of the Venus Express launch, simulating the events due to take place this Wednesday.
Published: 7 November 2005

The Venus Express spacecraft pre-launch sequence was executed on 6 November, bringing the spacecraft one step closer to launch.
Published: 6 November 2005
The Soyuz rocket carrying the Venus Express spacecraft has rolled out to launch pad 6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in advance of the launch on Wednesday 9 November.
Published: 5 November 2005
On Friday 4 November the final integration of the Soyuz launch vehicle with the Venus Express Spacecraft atop has taken place in the MIK-40 integration building.
Published: 5 November 2005
Following the initial launch delay due to contamination, the Venus Express spacecraft has been cleaned and is currently undergoing final checks before integration with the launcher.
Published: 3 November 2005
Today, Thursday 20 October 2005, there were no on-line activities performed on the Venus Express Spacecraft. The day was spent by performing electrical verifications between the launcher's third stage and the upper composite which has been mechanically mated yesterday.
Published: 20 October 2005
After a train journey of five and a half hours, the upper composite containing the Venus Express spacecraft was mechanically mated with the third stage, or Block I, of the Soyuz three-stage launch vehicle.
Published: 19 October 2005

The upper composite, containing the Venus Express spacecraft, was prepared by the Russian launcher team for transport to the final launcher assembly building on Tuesday, 18 October.
Published: 18 October 2005

The Venus Express spacecraft is now ready for integration with the Soyuz launch vehicle after it was successfully installed inside its protective fairing.
Published: 17 October 2005

The arming of the onboard pyrotechnics has taken the Venus Express spacecraft one step closer to launch.

Published: 14 October 2005

After a successful mating with the Fregat upper stage, the Venus Express spacecraft was switched-on for testing of the umbilical connections through which the spacecraft is powered and commanded while still on the ground.
Published: 13 October 2005

With less than two weeks before launch, the Venus Express spacecraft and Launch Vehicle Adapter are mechanically mated with the launcher's upper stage at Baikonur.
Published: 12 October 2005
Preparations for the upcoming test of the Herschel payload module in the large space simulator at ESTEC are well underway, with the installation of the module in the test facility.
Published: 21 September 2005
The Planck Qualification Model is being tested at the Centre Spatial de Liège, where it currently resides in the thermal vacuum chamber.
Published: 21 September 2005
The Venus Express spacecraft is nearing completion now as the Gallium Arsenide Triple Junction Solar Arrays are integrated and tested now. The Solar Arrays will provide the required 1100 Watts of power to the spacecraft systems. The cells of the solar arrays are typically operating at temperatures in excess of 100 °C.
Published: 19 September 2005
With under 50 days to launch Venus Express has passed another milestone with the successful completion of the System Verification Test 2 on 2 September.
Published: 6 September 2005
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