Early rise

With the completion of the activities early this morning, only one task remained for the ISL-team here at the launch-base: applying of the iMDC sequencer two Add-Before-Flight (ABF) items. These ABFs are to avoid any risk of accidentally activating the sequencer, thereby potentially endangering our customers satellites as well as …

Different start of the weekend

Throughout Friday many activities were going on, both on the launch vehicle side and the satellites side, and in the (late) evening the ISL team was invited back to the Satellite Processing facility SP2-B. After all the preparatory activities and checks, it was now time that our customers’ satellites and …

Sequential activity

With the QuadPacks flight-ready, the ISL-team today safely and securely packed them such that they can be transferred from their current location, namely the cleanroom in SP1-B (the satellite processing building) to the next location, namely cleanroom in SP2-B (the integrating-payload-with-LV building); this transfer will occur next week. Also today …

Making the stuff right euh flight ready

After a good night sleep, the ISL-team along with the PicSat team-members present at the launch-base, performed the final activity on their satellite, namely integration of it into its QuadPack canister. Due to a significant amount of preparatory efforts, this activity could be efficiently and successfully executed. This was followed …

Launch base presence

Following the confirmed arrival of its shipment at the launch base last week, the ISL team left the fairly mild Netherlands to arrive today in fairly mild Chennai and subsequently Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota. After some formalities and lunch, the team went to one of the cleanrooms …

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 …