... the coldest known objects in space.
Flight 188 is the 44th Ariane 5 launch and the second in 2009. An ARIANE 5 ECA (Cryogenic Evolution type A), the most powerful version in the ARIANE 5 range, will be used for this flight.
A picture of the first light emitted after the Big Bang
Ariane 5: Launch of space telescopes Herschel and Planck set for 14 May
...CEST, the scientific satellites Herschel and Planck were launched aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.
• Astrium Satellites signs a contract for the delivery of its high precision Fiber Optic Gyro Unit for the NASA/NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) mission
• First time ever contract for Astrium to deliver key attitude control product to a US mission
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