HERSCHEL

Launch Details
Launched 13 May 2009
Flight ended
Status Partially operational
Launch site Europe's Spaceport, Kourou, French Guiana
Owner European Space Agency
NORAD ID 34937
COSPAR ID 2009-026A
Observing

Timeline

2009 May 14 Launch from Guiana Space Centre
2009 Jun 14 Cryocover removed, allowing the PACS system to see the sky
2009 Jun 19 First test images of M51 published
2009 Jul 21 Start of scientific operations
2013 Apr 29 Coolant supply exhausted
2013 Jun 17 Spacecraft decommissioned

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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