The fairing (nose-cone) of the Ariane 5 rocket was finally placed on the launcher on May 10th, giving us one final glimpse of Herschel, before it is launched.
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 […]
With launch tantalisingly close, Herschel has been making headlines this weekend. Check out all the news stories at: The Independent (2nd May 2009) The Daily Mail (2nd May 2009) The Times (2nd May 2009) The Telegraph (1st May 2009)