Herschel Space Observatory Full Mission Timeline

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Spacecraft Event Time. UTC/GMT Times.


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Time (UTC/GMT+0)Event
2009-05-14  13:12:00Launch on an Ariane 5 from Kourou
2009-05-14  13:12:01Launch replay: ESA
2009-05-14  13:37:58Spacecraft separation (Herschel)
2009-05-14  13:40:29Spacecraft separation (Planck)
2009-05-14  13:45Stunning images of spacecraft separation: Link
2009-05-14  13:49Signal acquisition
2009-05-14  14:07:00Launch window closes
2009-05-15  12:36:00TCM 1a: Perigee velocity correction
2009-05-17  11:42:00TCM 1b: Trajectory correction maneuver
2009-05-26Trajectory correction maneuver
2009-07-13Slips into Lissajous orbit around L2