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Information about the PEACE instruments on the Cluster and Double Star Missions remains up-to-date on this site. Please update your links accordingly

Cluster PEACE
 

The Fate of the Original Cluster Mission


Before and after: Phoenix HEEA sensor.... and wrecked LEEA sensor.

Click on photographs for larger versions.

A mint condition HEEA sensor compared with a LEEA sensor recovered after the disastrous launch.

(Photographs : M. de la Nougerede, MSSL, UCL)


Launch of Ariane 501

    left:
    The maiden flight of the Ariane 5
    lifts off at Kourou in French Guiana,
    South America on 4 June 1996.
    Aboard were ESA's four original
    Cluster satellites.
 

    below:
    40 seconds into the flight, the
    launch vehicle veered off course
    and had to be destroyed by ground
    control.

    Read the Ariane 501 Failure
    Report here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Photographs: ESA/CNES)


Cluster debris

        The remains of a Cluster satellite found
        in the swamps of Kourou.
        (click for larger version)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Photograph courtesy ESA


back to Cluster II PEACE Home Page
 

By Sarah Szita
Last updated on27/06/00
 

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