SHM completed and rolled out

As of today, the Dnepr’s SHM has been fully assembled. The process of closing the SHM started yesterday with the mounting of the fairing onto platform A. This platform houses Deimos-2, Tabletsat-Aurora and the ISL manifest, consisting of BugSat-1 and 21 CubeSats in five QuadPacks.           …

Very fast integration

Thanks to our customers from Argentina, who attached their camera to one of the integration jigs, we have some nice footage of the process of integration of the joint QuadPack and BugSat-1 adapter plate. Please watch the video here: Integration

Into the final day

Yesterday, all QuadPack deployers were placed on platform A, and all harnessing was routed by specialists from Yuzhnoye state design office. The multitude of QuadPack command and telemetry wires were hooked up to the iMDC; the central timing and sequencing device.                 At …

Bugsat-1 and QuadPack 1 successfully integrated

Today and yesterday were packed with activities for the ISL manifest hardware. Yesterday, the complex harnessing from all the QuadPacks to the central deployment timing device were fixed to the QuadPacks and the adapter plates that hold the QuadPacks to the launch vehicle in pairs. Continuing this activity today resulted …

QuadPacks ready to go

After the completion of the check-out activities of POPSAT-HIP1, the final flight preparations of the QuadPack systems were started. In one day, the complete set of deployers were processed.           Starting from tomorrow, the QuadPacks will be mated with their adapter plates which allows them to …

The Yasny (pre) world cup

Now that all satellite developer teams have arrived, the launch base has become very busy. However, in a free evening, this also allows some international sports activities. Put forward as an initiative from the launch base organisation, the local Yasny football team challenged the international teams in a small championship. …

POPSAT-HIP1 ready for launch

Yesterday, the Singaporean 3U POPSAT-HIP1 was charged on Earth for the final time. After the fueling operations, the satellite was monitored for a few days to ensure the satellite was in good health. Already placed in the QuadPack deployer, the battery of this advanced CubeSat was filled to the brim …

BugSat-1 arrived safely

Last Monday, the final piece of the ISL puzzle arrived. Following a different route than the other payloads, the Argentinian nano satellite arrived via ground transport from Moscow. Only the evening before that the Argentinian team arrived, allowing them to inspect the satellite straight after arrival.         …

POPSAT-HIP1 being prepared

After the successful arrival of the shipment, the ISL activities at the base have been kicked off with the preparations of POPSAT-HIP1. This CubeSat is a 3 unit satellite which will demonstrate some especially advanced technologies. The satellite is made by Microspace Rapid pte. ltd. based in Singapore. Part of …

Orbit parameter update

Now a week after launch we are happy to report that all satellites that have been heard are in good health! We are waiting for an update on two satellites still. Unfortunately, the tracking of satellites has been more effort than expected. The fact that two passengers on our manifest …