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 burns to go to an intermediate orbit. In this intermediate orbit all other secondary payloads will be deployed, except for the Flock-2k payloads which will …

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 this flight, 13 QuadPack deployers of various configurations will house a total of 50 satellites. 48 Doves and the two Corvus-BC1 and Corvus-BC2 satellites from …

Successful ISILaunch19 campaign

Early this morning, a launch vehicle of the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO has launched a total of 31 satellites into space. The PSLV-C38 launch carried the CartoSat-2E earth observation satellite as its main payload next to a number of small satellites. The Dutch nanosatellite company ISIS – Innovative Solutions …

Welcome to India!

The ISL team just arrived to India! Last week the thermometer hit as high as 47 Celsius; today it is ‘only’ 38 Celsius, intermittently overcast and occasionally some thick drops of rain.

Launch base

If they do not allow you to bring a camera on the launch base, you’ll have two options: with one either fly over it or orbit over it; I guess we now have done both . 🙂 >

Final checks done

We were asked to come to the launchpad to perform the last preparations at 11 o’clock Saturday morning. These preparations consisted of an electrical check on the command connector of the launcher side to be sure that everything is as expected and that it is safe to connect this command …

Ready for launch ritual

Today (Friday), the PSLV upper stage deck with all the satellites of all teams including the primary payload was placed in its large sealed transport container and moved to the launchpad. The moving of the satellites from the cleanroom to the launchpad traditionally is preceded by a ceremony, consisting of …

Electrical tests passed

Wednesday was our mandatory day off as the primary payload CartoSat-2E was undergoing fueling, and no-one else but the fueling team and safety officers are allowed around those activities for obvious reasons. So, together with all other teams still present we paid the local base museum a visit to check …

QuadPack integration completed

On Monday, we could start with the physical integration of the 5 QuadPacks on the PSLV’s upper stage deck. Having had the experience with preparing for and assembling 25 QuadPacks earlier this year on the ISL17 launch, for both the ISL team and the PSLV integration team, the process of …