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ISILaunch25 campaign

Monday, March 25th
Monday, March 25th
Before leaving SHAR there was still one thing left on the to do list; the picture speaks for itself. "Professional stunt driver on a closed...
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Sunday, March 24th
Sunday, March 24th
Today it was a matter of being on time at SHAR again, meaning an early rise for the long drive back to SHAR. But before...
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Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd
Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd
Following integration, the next activities are planned on the VAB-SLP (the second launch pad). Those activities consist of removing the Remove Before Flight (“RBF”) pins...
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Thursday, March 21st
Thursday, March 21st
Today the electrical connections were established. In other words, both the harnesses coming from the deployers - the QuadPacks, DuoPack and in this particular occasion...
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Wednesday, March 20th
Wednesday, March 20th
This was the day of the main activities for all the teams. In the morning there was still the “Calm before the storm”, but after...
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Tuesday, March 19th
Tuesday, March 19th
Today the installation of the relevant harness (connecting the various deployers to the iMDC) to the MSA deck was performed, necessary for the CoG measurement...
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Monday, March 18th
Monday, March 18th
With schedule changes every once and a while ISL and the other teams were gradually progressing with the preparatory activities. Given ISL’s long history of...
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Sunday, March 17th
Sunday, March 17th
The last verification between ISIS’ sequencer (so-called iMDC) and the Tyvak deployer are scheduled for today in the afternoon. We made all preparation before lunch...
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Saturday, March 16th
Saturday, March 16th
The ISL team arrived at Chennai Airport early morning where the driver to bring them to SHAR launch base was already waiting. After a small...
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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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Sunday, March 24th

Today it was a matter of being on time at SHAR again, meaning an early rise for the long drive back to SHAR. But before start of business a breakfast was prepared for us to avoid working on an empty stomach. Very kind and thoughtful of the ISRO team – …

Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd

Following integration, the next activities are planned on the VAB-SLP (the second launch pad). Those activities consist of removing the Remove Before Flight (“RBF”) pins of all QuadPacks (20 in total), the RBF of the ISIPOD for Aistech, and the RBF of the DuoPack by and for Spaceflight. For everyone …

Thursday, March 21st

Today the electrical connections were established. In other words, both the harnesses coming from the deployers – the QuadPacks, DuoPack and in this particular occasion also the Tyvak deployer – and the harness coming from the LV were connected to the iMDC sequencer. As always, all of this was executed …

Wednesday, March 20th

This was the day of the main activities for all the teams. In the morning there was still the “Calm before the storm”, but after lunch all activities started. To kill the time in the morning we found a nice piece of MGSE which could be used as seesaw (unfortunately …

Tuesday, March 19th

Today the installation of the relevant harness (connecting the various deployers to the iMDC) to the MSA deck was performed, necessary for the CoG measurement of the deck. In the meantime, we assisted the Aistech team where necessary with the activities of final checkout and integration of their satellite in …

Monday, March 18th

With schedule changes every once and a while ISL and the other teams were gradually progressing with the preparatory activities. Given ISL’s long history of working together with the PSLV team, we were happy to be the main Point of Contact for communication with the Indians about changes in plans …

Sunday, March 17th

The last verification between ISIS’ sequencer (so-called iMDC) and the Tyvak deployer are scheduled for today in the afternoon. We made all preparation before lunch to be able to start directly after lunch with the combined operations with Tyvak. The verification was executed as planned and all went well which …

Saturday, March 16th

The ISL team arrived at Chennai Airport early morning where the driver to bring them to SHAR launch base was already waiting. After a small detour to pick up another team, the 3 hrs drive to the Launch site began. This appeared to be a typical example on the good …