Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction

Planck is dead: Long Live Planck!


The Planck spacecraft was shut down, sent termination software to prevent any accidental restart, and has been left to drift in an Earth trailing graveyard orbit for the foreseeable, and very long term, future.

The spacecraft is dead, but the data lives on.

And so both of the missions I’ve been working on since 2001, and been at least peripherally involved with since the mid 1990s, are now over. Rather sad really.


Author: davecl

Astronomy, science, science fiction

2 thoughts on “Planck is dead: Long Live Planck!

  1. Long live Planck! We’ll have to raise a glass to it in the near future.

  2. Long live Planck!

    I only worked for it for about four years, but I still think of it fondly – and of the people I met working with it.

    One of these days I should go and read the publications from it, at least some of them.

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