Launch Blog — Day 2: Rollout

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Cross-posted on Andrew Jaffe’s Blog and the Planck Mission Blog.

Today we saw the rollout of the gargantuan Planck/Herschel Ariane 5 rocket, when they move it from its assembly building to the launchpad. Spectacular!
Planck Rollout
There are plenty more pictures, and some movies, which I’ll try to edit and post shortly. At the end of the day, I was interviewed and inadvertently kidnapped by Chris Lintott and the BBC Sky at Night team. But I am here to tell the tale (and better fed for it) and ready for the — very — big day tomorrow.

Live coverage of the launch, scheduled for 2:13pm on 14 May, at:

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2 Responses to “Launch Blog — Day 2: Rollout”

  1. Launch day! « The Herschel Space Observatory Says:

    [...] https://planckmission.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/launch-blog-%E2%80%94-day-2-rollout/ [...]

  2. Michael Rowan-Robinson Says:

    Following the ESA stream and your blog.

    Fingers crossed.

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