Launch date set 14th May

The Ariane 5 rocket has been checked out fine, and the launch date has now been set as 14th May.

In the meantime, Planck has been fuelled with liquid hydrazine, (rocket fuel) which will allow it to navigate to L2 and once there change the direction its pointing in.  It has also been fitted to the adapter which will connect it to the Ariane 5 launch vehicle.

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