HERSCHEL SPACE OBSERVATORY - ARCHIVE BLOG

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FEBRUARY

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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