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ISILaunch21 campaign

23 satellites successfully deployed by ISISpace QuadPacks
23 satellites successfully deployed by ISISpace QuadPacks
Early in the morning of the 12th of January 2018, a launch vehicle of the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO has successfully launched a total...
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Added
Added
Early this morning the ISL-team awoke to perform their final activity for this launch campaign: placing the ABFs on our sequencer. As described yesterday, this...
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Early rise
Early rise
With the completion of the activities early this morning, only one task remained for the ISL-team here at the launch-base: applying of the iMDC sequencer...
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Different start of the weekend
Different start of the weekend
Throughout Friday many activities were going on, both on the launch vehicle side and the satellites side, and in the (late) evening the ISL team...
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Fresh start after New Year’s celebration
Fresh start after New Year’s celebration
After returning to SHAR launch site today following an unexpected, but much appreciated New Year’s celebration with family back home for the ISL team, we...
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Sequential activity
Sequential activity
With the QuadPacks flight-ready, the ISL-team today safely and securely packed them such that they can be transferred from their current location, namely the cleanroom...
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Making the stuff right euh flight ready
Making the stuff right euh flight ready
After a good night sleep, the ISL-team along with the PicSat team-members present at the launch-base, performed the final activity on their satellite, namely integration...
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Launch base presence
Launch base presence
Following the confirmed arrival of its shipment at the launch base last week, the ISL team left the fairly mild Netherlands to arrive today in...
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Shipment from Delft
Shipment from Delft
Following Customs clearance yesterday, today (Tuesday) the satellites on the ISILaunch21 mission got a little closer to their (final) destination. Along with related ISL-hardware, they...
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ISILaunch11 campaign - Latest posts

ISILaunch11 timeline
ISILaunch11 timeline
The Fregat will first go to the orbit in which the main payload will be deployed at 11:16 CEST. After that it will perform two...
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ISILaunch11 – Getting ready for launch!
ISILaunch11 – Getting ready for launch!
With just an hour to go - all is set for the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a with Kanopus-V-IK as its primary payload and a whole bunch...
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ISILaunch11 patch and payloads
ISILaunch11 patch and payloads
For the ISILaunch11 mission, ISL and ISIS are proud to provide the full hardware & integration service for our customers Planet and Astro Digital. On...
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Launch integration activities
Launch integration activities
Launch integration activities ongoing in #Baikonur for ISILaunch11 on Soyuz. Thrilled to manage the majority of payloads with ISL again!
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Successful IMDC launch sequencer testing

Innovative Solutions In Space (ISIS) and a dedicated team from Innovative Space Logistics (ISL) are looking back on a successful and valuable trip to the US last week related to its iMDC – ISIS Modular Deployment Controller. During this trip, the compatibility of mechanical and electrical interfaces of the iMDC …

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Early this morning the ISL-team awoke to perform their final activity for this launch campaign: placing the ABFs on our sequencer. As described yesterday, this has to take place as late as possible and hence occurred in a cleanroom (SP3-B) created in the Mobile Service Tower (MST), which surrounds the …

Early rise

With the completion of the activities early this morning, only one task remained for the ISL-team here at the launch-base: applying of the iMDC sequencer two Add-Before-Flight (ABF) items. These ABFs are to avoid any risk of accidentally activating the sequencer, thereby potentially endangering our customers satellites as well as …

Different start of the weekend

Throughout Friday many activities were going on, both on the launch vehicle side and the satellites side, and in the (late) evening the ISL team was invited back to the Satellite Processing facility SP2-B. After all the preparatory activities and checks, it was now time that our customers’ satellites and …

Fresh start after New Year’s celebration

After returning to SHAR launch site today following an unexpected, but much appreciated New Year’s celebration with family back home for the ISL team, we resumed working on the remaining activities. During our short absence, all flight hardware was safely transferred to SP2B for our next activities. It is clear …

Sequential activity

With the QuadPacks flight-ready, the ISL-team today safely and securely packed them such that they can be transferred from their current location, namely the cleanroom in SP1-B (the satellite processing building) to the next location, namely cleanroom in SP2-B (the integrating-payload-with-LV building); this transfer will occur next week. Also today …

Making the stuff right euh flight ready

After a good night sleep, the ISL-team along with the PicSat team-members present at the launch-base, performed the final activity on their satellite, namely integration of it into its QuadPack canister. Due to a significant amount of preparatory efforts, this activity could be efficiently and successfully executed. This was followed …

Launch base presence

Following the confirmed arrival of its shipment at the launch base last week, the ISL team left the fairly mild Netherlands to arrive today in fairly mild Chennai and subsequently Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota. After some formalities and lunch, the team went to one of the cleanrooms …

Shipment from Delft

Following Customs clearance yesterday, today (Tuesday) the satellites on the ISILaunch21 mission got a little closer to their (final) destination. Along with related ISL-hardware, they were packed in their protective shipping cases in our cleanroom here in Delft (elevation: -1 meter). The cases were subsequently picked up by our specialized …