Ariane launcher declared fit for launch!


The Ariane 5 that will loft Herschel and Planck into space has been declared ready for launch following the conclusion of the Launch Readiness Review held on 9 May and a close-out review held on 12 May. Rollout is scheduled for this afternoon (15:00-15:30 UTC), and will be covered on ESA TV:

Launch is scheduled for 13:12 UTC tomorrow, and will be again broadcast on ESA TV and on the Arianespace website. We’ll publish more coverage details as they come to hand!


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