Near-real time launch sequence update

Live from (the conference room at) Yasny launch base: So, on this positive note, signing off here from the launch base! It was confirmed that all doors have opened meaning that all our systems properly functioned! That is, QuadPacks, harnessing and (all subsystems of the) iMDC! First satellites seems to …

All set in Yasny as well

We’ve set up our station at the mission control center here in Yasny. We’re proud to once more represent so many different nationalities and customers on this launch; they already need two flag-stands to fit all those nationalities 😀

Comms are go

For our final preparations, we just performed the communications checks with the ISILaunch mission coordination team in Delft, and, after the usual hickups, we are good to go from Yasny. While some of the co-passengers are just about to perform the final charging on their (larger) satellite, we will rather …

Formal GO – no weather worries

Following an official meeting between the representatives of ISC Kosmotras, Yasny Launch Base and the formal Russian State Launch Commitee, we were informed in a general launch readiness review that the formal and final go ahead for launch has been given by the Commitee, meaning that nothing should be in …

ISIS/ISL and (a few) customers back in Yasny

ISL returned to Yasny, for the actual launch later tonight (or technically very early ‘tomorrow morning’ for us here locally; 19:11:11 UTC). This time, representatives of a number of the customers joint the ISL team, from Brazil, Denmark, Israel and Ukraine. We had a tour of the facilities this morning, …