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Herschel readied for a fit check
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- Title Herschel readied for a fit check
- Released 14/04/2009 12:12 pm
- Copyright ESA
Engineers have carried out a fit check of the Ariane 5 launcher adapter and verified that all mechanical and electrical connections between the adapter and the satellite worked perfectly. The launcher adapter is a lightweight metal cylinder, 32 cm high and 2.624 m in diameter, which is used to fix the satellite to the launch vehicle.