Happy 2010 from ESA

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Happy 2010 from the European Space Agency. For Herschel, 2009 has been a very good year. After launch, things have gone almost perfectly. Even the problem with the HIFI instrument looks likely to be fixed in early 2010, giving Herschel back its full complement of scientific instruments.

Another celebration this year is the 30th anniversary of the Ariane launch vehicle, as celebrated through the video below.