Platform A and Матрёшка-day

Today was somewhat of a copy of yesterday. In the morning the main payload was brought into the Integration-cleanroom. After some final checks it was mounted on a stand, where it was provided with the pyrobolts, necessary for its separation system. Later in the afternoon the primary payload was mounted …

Platform A/B day

While a large part of the world enjoyed weekend the last few days, we enjoyed working which allowed the filled-with-satellites-dispenser (‘ring’ with ‘bridge’) to be mounted on Platform B. Just like mating the ‘ring’ to the ‘bridge’, this is a delicate operation as Platform B itself also contains many objects. …