February 8 - ALE Heavylift Ib

Each stator weighed some 455 tonnes and the removal and replacement manoeuvres were performed using a 500 tonne HLS 5000 with turntable sliding gantry.

During the manoeuvre, the gantry changed its span from 11.45 m to 14.90 m to avoid interference with equipment and to enable the 90º rotation of the stator to guide it for lowering down through the access hatch.