(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.)


09-01-16 - The last three months

09-01-17 - The calm before the storm

09-01-18 - Herschel is what is termed a “consumables-limited mission”

09-01-19 - The pace is beginning to quicken after the Christmas break

09-01-20 - It has been a pretty historic day in Washington

09-01-21 - Days seem to be moving forward fast

09-01-22 - Surreal comic situation

09-01-23 - The realisation is gradually sinking in to the team that this time it is for real

09-01-24 - Launch -82 days.

09-01-25 - Launch -81 days. Quite apart from the launch campaign, there is a quite separate problem on my mind

09-01-26 - Launch -80 days.

09-01-27 - Launch -79 days. I am in the hotel having arrived about three hours ago for a meeting at Mission Control

09-01-28 - Launch -78 days.Today’s meeting was very intense

09-01-29 - Launch -77 days.

09-01-30 - Launch -76 days. You have good days. You have bad days

09-01-31 - Launch -75 days.

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