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Herschel finishes scientific mission

Submit on Monday, April 29th, 2013 22:56

The Herschel satellite, part of the joint scientific mission, Herschel-Planck completed its mission today. Herschel was built by a Thales Alenia Space-led industrial team on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA). Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009 along with the Planck satellite. This scientific observatory had a service life of nearly four years, exceeding its required lifetime by 10%.

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