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Herschel and Planck Share Ride to Space

May 9, 2009

The Herschel and Planck missions to study the cosmos — both led by the European Space Agency with significant
participation from NASA — will launch aboard the same rocket in May 2009 from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana, before going their separate ways. credit: Nasa