Herschel mounted on Ariane 5 launcher

Herschel has been mounted on the top of the Ariane 5 rocket, where it now sits on top of it’s lower passenger, the Planck Surveyor observatory. With Herschel and Planck now on Ariane 5, preparations for the May 14 launch from French Guiana move into their final phase – with several peculiarities for the pioneering […]