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Herschels telescope mirror covered with a protective foil
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Herschel’s telescope mirror covered with a protective foil

March 11, 2009
The Herschel spacecraft in the S1B clean room at Europe's launch site (CSG) in Kourou, French Guiana, at the end of February 2009. A protective foil is draped over the satellite to protect Herschel's giant primary mirror from contamination.



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