Date: 10 May 2009
Satellite: Herschel and Planck
Depicts: Fairing encapsulation
Location: Final assembly building (BAF), CSG, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Vidéo du CSG - P. Baudon
This image, taken on 10 May, shows the fairing for the Herschel and Planck launcher being lowered into place. Operators are removing the protective foil that is normally used to protect the Herschel mirror.