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 …

ISL19 weekend update

On Friday we welcomed another team member and the team from LT01 that came over for the fueling of their satellite. We packed all hardware in the morning, and moved to the integration facility in the afternoon. Once there, we could unpack again, and prepare the setup for the fueling …

ISILaunch19 mission patch and payloads

The ISILaunch19 campaign concerns a launch on board an Indian PSLV. The payloads or passengers on this launch are: LEMUR (8x) SUCHAI ROBUSTA-1B AALTO-1 SKCUBE Diamond SSG (3x) QB50-LT01 QB50-BE06 QB50-CZ02 QB50-DE04 QB50-GB03 QB50-AT03 QB50-IT02 QB50-GB06 All satellites are now integrated and ready to be shipped to India to start …

QB50 satellites ready for launch

On the 12th of April, the historic date of Yuri Gagarin’s flight and the first Space Shuttle flight, the final QB50 satellite (GB06) was integrated into its QuadPack and with that came a finish to the ‘Delft’-activities directly involving the QB50 teams themselves. Congrats to all teams!

ISILaunch17 satellites status

With the 104 ‘PSLV-C37’ satellites having completed a handful of orbits around the Earth, a first coarse overview on the status of the 101 non-Indian satellites: Dove (Flock 3p): many are “reporting for duty”. LEMUR: see https://spire.com/ PEASSS: contact has been established and packets were received. DIDO-2: contact has been …

The QuadPack line-up

For the final flight preparation of all the doors holding CubeSats inside the QuadPacks on this ISILaunch17 / PSLV C37 launch, we had the opportunity to put all Quadpacks in a single row, to make working on them with multiple people easier. As a result, we noticed that we created …

Processing of a special QuadPack

During the final preparations for launch at the launch site in India, one of the QuadPacks processed was the one with the winning slogan of young Dutch boy Bas Smeltekop from a drawing competition held during the ESTEC Open Days in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The first prize was to fly …