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 …

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 …