Posts Tagged ‘news’

According to New Scientist…

May 5, 2009

Planck (and Herschel) are ‘space science as it used to be: big and bold – and risky. Not for decades has there been so much riding on a rocket launch, literally and metaphorically.’

This makes me feel rather proud for us to be working in such a grand tradition. It’s also scary to hear that ‘if we lose Herschel and Planck, the heart of ESA’s – and arguably the world’s – space science programme would be ripped out..’

Read the rest of the article here.

(And thanks to the person who tipped me off to this article!).


Planck in the news…

April 28, 2009

The announcement of the new official launch date has spurred some new press coverage of Planck. BBC News Online has a nice piece which includes a rather good picture of Planck awaiting installation in the launch vehicle.