HERSCHEL SPACE OBSERVATORY - ARCHIVE BLOG
(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of the author and should not be identified with those of Herschel, or of the European Space Agency in any way, shape or form.)
09-02-01 - Launch -74 days.
09-02-02 - Launch -73 days.We have received one huge piece of good news today
09-02-03 - Launch -72 days. First, a small correction to yesterdayís entry.
09-02-04 - Launch -71 days. It has been a long, hard day.
09-02-05 - Launch -70 days.Today was an even longer day than yesterday, but with a difference
09-02-06 - Launch -69 days. Life gets better and better
09-02-07 - Launch - 68 days. Just a little reality check today
09-02-08 - Launch - 67 days. Leaving this morning at 9am was a genuine pleasure
09-02-09 - Launch -66 days. This is definitely Herschelís big week
09-02-10 - Launch -65 days. Today (almost) all of the news has been good.
09-02-11 - Launch -64 days. We were told that the flight plan for Herschelís journey to Kourou was fluid and so it has proved.
09-02-12 - Launch -63 days. Today I took a day off
09-02-13 - Launch -62 days. Herschel landed at Cayenne Airport in French Guiana around 5am this morning
09-02-14 - Launch -61 days. Today has been a quiet day
09-02-15 - Launch -60 days. This has been another quiet day,
09-02-16 - Launch -59 days. Herschel will be less than 5 million seconds to launch.
09-02-17 - Launch -58 days. Today, a venerable ESA observatory took centre stage.
09-02-18 - Launch -57 days. This has been an interesting day
09-02-19 - Launch -56 days. The Boss says that the number above seems to have come down awfully fast from 77
09-02-20 - Launch -55 days. Today has been a slightly odd day
09-02-21 - Launch -54 days. Last night I got home absolutely exhausted
09-02-22 - Launch -53 days. The calm before what, I fear, will be the storm
09-02-23 - Launch -52 days. We have had a remarkably quiet day
09-02-24 - Launch -51 days. Today, two examples of what happens in a launch
09-02-25 - Launch -50 days. This is turning out to be an extremely tense and tiring week
09-02-26 - Launch - 49 days. Today has ended up being a good day.
09-02-27 - Launch - 48 days. Yet another big step towards a successful launch
09-02-28 - Launch - 47 days. I have to admit that last night, when I got home, I was almost too tired to do anything.
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