Tuesday: from busy to quiet

With the ITUpSAT1 team gone and the SwissCube team wrapping up their activities (charging batteries and packing of GSE) in the morning, only the BEESAT team had a full day of check out work ahead of them. So with yesterday’s arrival of the two RUBIN teams, it was still busy …

Monday: back to work

After an off-day on Sunday, Monday meant a full working day for all teams. The day started with an early breakfast, a somewhat cumbersome gate clearance and some initial check out at the SP1B cleanroom. During the whole day, everybody was in anticipation of the undoubtedly interesting visit to the …

Sunday: a day at the beach

Because¬† no work could be done on Sunday and most of the team members enjoyed the local food and drinks on Saturday night, we got a late breakfast. Albeit a day off,¬† a bus with our dedicated driver Franklin had been arranged for Sunday to drive us around. Since the …

First checkout day

Saturday, we had our first checkout day at the spacecraft preparation facilities SP1B. The teams started unpacking and installing the checkout equipment, followed by the satellites of course. First indications for all satellites showed that they had safely survived the transport and were all in good shape. After lunch, the …

Arrived at SHAR

Our flights yesterday all went fine. The team members from BEESAT, SwissCube and ISIS travelled together from Brussels, arriving in Chennai last night. Even all the luggage made it this time :-). We checked into our hotel and went to bed ‘early’ after a first ‘team meeting’. This morning, the …

ISILaunch01 campaign has started

The ISILaunch01 launch preparation and checkout campaign has started. Today, all teams will travel to Chennai, India, to arrive late tonight or early Friday morning. On Friday, all will travel to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota, which is about 80km to the north of Chennai. All satellites …