Unity Day

Today is a national holiday in Russia, namely Unity Day. It is a somewhat controversial holiday, due to its origin, but it is a celebration of the diversity of people that make up the Russian People. In Yasny it is celebrated with a.o. a musical festival, where this diversity is …

Flags hoisted

Today was an important day at Yasny launch base. The preparations for the launch have really started now. In a morning ceremony, the president of ISC Kosmotras and several officials of SDO Yuzhnoye and Yasny launch base officially issued the hoisting of the flags.     The fact that this …

Last arrivALL

Shortly after the football game, but prior to (the always nice) dinner, the last team arrived at Yasny Launch Base to perform final checkout activities. With them, they brought the OPTOS CubeSat (in its ISIPOD) and of course related GSE. That means that all hardware items that are to be …