ISL23 Successful integration

Today we received two of our launch customers at our facilities in Delft. The representatives of the Finnish Reaktor Space Lab and the Polytechnical University of Catalunya from Spain participated in the integration activities of their satellites into the QuadPack deployer. The 2-unit Reaktor and 1-unit 3Cat-1 CubeSats will share …

Happy King’s Day!

Exactly 5 years ago to the day, Innovative Space Logistics (ISL) had a ‘first’, namely that it launched its customers for the first time on a Chinese launch vehicle, more precisely the LongMarch-2D. Following a highly effective integration and launch campaign executed under the lead of ISL’s Chinese partner, two …

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 …

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 …

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 …

STEP Cube Lab

Following completion of bringing STEP Cube Lab. (as much as needed) to a ‘Flight ready’-status on Friday, this 1U CubeSat on Monday was accommodated in its transport-enclosure (a.k.a. TestPOD) by ISL personnel under the remote supervision of the STEP Cube Lab. team. In this enclosure, this Korean CubeSat will be …

PicSat, unravelling the Beta-Pictoris Star System

PicSat is well on the way to being launched during the ISILaunch21 campaign. The 3U cubesat, carrying a 5cm telescope and sensitive photodiode as payload, has been fully integrated and tested, and has now been delivered for shipping to India. The PicSat project started in 2014, when it was predicted …

KAUSAT-5 integration

Another step forward was made on Friday, when KAUSAT-5, a 3U CubeSat from the Korea Aerospace University, was integrated into its QuadPack. By exception, this integration was performed by ISL personnel; no KAUSAT-5 team member could be physically present in Delft, but the activity was remotely supervised by the KAUSAT-5 …

CNUSAIL integration

CNUSAIL-1, the 3U CubeSat of the Korean Chungnam National University, was successfully integrated into its QuadPack-canister on Tuesday. Contrary to normal procedure, this activity was performed by ISL employees because no CNUSAIL-1’s team representative could be present. The success of this activity can be mainly attributed to the team’s remote …