Nayif-1 activities

On Thursday 14 April a delegation of the Nayif-1 project team was present in ISL’s cleanroom to perform the final check-out procedures on their satellite and to give its battery the last boost. Following the successful completion of those activities, a fit-check of the Nayif-1 FM was performed in its …

Suchai activities

Never having been too far away from their satellite, as this team hand-carried their satellite all the way to Delft, activities for the Suchai team could commence on Thursday 14 April. After having discussed and agreed upon the planning of that day and the compulsory cleanroom-briefing, all the brought-along equipment …

KAUSAT-5 activities

Having gone through the same preparatory activities, the KAUSAT-5 team entered the ISL clean-room also on 11 April 2016. There the team was reunited with their satellite when they opened the transport case (in which it had been packed together with another satellite). As the workstation was readily set up, …

KHUSAT-3 (SIGMA) activities

Following preparatory activities, including a team(s) meeting, a clean-room briefing and equipment-cleaning, the KHUSAT-3 team entered ISL’s cleanroom on Monday 11 April 2016. They set up their working station with the needed equipment after which their satellite, which up to then had been safely stored in ISL’s part of ISIS’ …

ISILaunch09 blog initiated

With this first blog, providing the official ISILaunch09 logo, we hereby initiate the ISILaunch09 blog. A considerable number of important activities have been completed this week and we will retrospectively provide blogs about those. For upcoming activities we will write a blog, showing the progression of your satellites leading all …

Eight weeks notice

Directly after everybody arrived back home (to their ground-station), many could see and hear with their own eyes that contact was made with the satellite(s), that they just saw launched. During the past two months many operators have communicated with and operated their satellites, with varying results. In the mean …

Near-real time launch sequence update

Live from (the conference room at) Yasny launch base: So, on this positive note, signing off here from the launch base! It was confirmed that all doors have opened meaning that all our systems properly functioned! That is, QuadPacks, harnessing and (all subsystems of the) iMDC! First satellites seems to …

Shipment to Russia (part 3)

Early in the morning of Tuesday 20 May, during a very specific time-slot, the ISL-shipment, consisting of the transport cases with CubeSats-in-their-QuadPack and related GSE, was granted access to air-side of the Czech airport. Together with the shipment of another satellite (and its GSE), everything was loaded on the charter …

Shipment to Russia (part 2)

The shipment of the hardware from the satellite developer’s home country to Delft in the Netherlands being considered part 1 of the whole shipment-adventure with final destination Yasny Launch Base in Russia, part 2 got underway this weekend with shipment of all CubeSat related hardware from Delft to the Czech …