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ISILaunch25 campaign

Monday, March 25th
Monday, March 25th
Before leaving SHAR there was still one thing left on the to do list; the picture speaks for itself. "Professional stunt driver on a closed...
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Sunday, March 24th
Sunday, March 24th
Today it was a matter of being on time at SHAR again, meaning an early rise for the long drive back to SHAR. But before...
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Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd
Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd
Following integration, the next activities are planned on the VAB-SLP (the second launch pad). Those activities consist of removing the Remove Before Flight (“RBF”) pins...
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Thursday, March 21st
Thursday, March 21st
Today the electrical connections were established. In other words, both the harnesses coming from the deployers - the QuadPacks, DuoPack and in this particular occasion...
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Wednesday, March 20th
Wednesday, March 20th
This was the day of the main activities for all the teams. In the morning there was still the “Calm before the storm”, but after...
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Tuesday, March 19th
Tuesday, March 19th
Today the installation of the relevant harness (connecting the various deployers to the iMDC) to the MSA deck was performed, necessary for the CoG measurement...
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Monday, March 18th
Monday, March 18th
With schedule changes every once and a while ISL and the other teams were gradually progressing with the preparatory activities. Given ISL’s long history of...
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Sunday, March 17th
Sunday, March 17th
The last verification between ISIS’ sequencer (so-called iMDC) and the Tyvak deployer are scheduled for today in the afternoon. We made all preparation before lunch...
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Saturday, March 16th
Saturday, March 16th
The ISL team arrived at Chennai Airport early morning where the driver to bring them to SHAR launch base was already waiting. After a small...
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ISILaunch11 campaign - Latest posts

ISILaunch11 timeline
ISILaunch11 timeline
The Fregat will first go to the orbit in which the main payload will be deployed at 11:16 CEST. After that it will perform two...
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ISILaunch11 – Getting ready for launch!
ISILaunch11 – Getting ready for launch!
With just an hour to go - all is set for the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a with Kanopus-V-IK as its primary payload and a whole bunch...
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ISILaunch11 patch and payloads
ISILaunch11 patch and payloads
For the ISILaunch11 mission, ISL and ISIS are proud to provide the full hardware & integration service for our customers Planet and Astro Digital. On...
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Launch integration activities
Launch integration activities
Launch integration activities ongoing in #Baikonur for ISILaunch11 on Soyuz. Thrilled to manage the majority of payloads with ISL again!
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Happy King’s Day!

Exactly 5 years ago to the day, Innovative Space Logistics (ISL) had a ‘first’, namely that it launched its customers for the first time on a Chinese launch vehicle, more precisely the LongMarch-2D. Following a highly effective integration and launch campaign executed under the lead of ISL’s Chinese partner, two …

Successful IMDC launch sequencer testing

Innovative Solutions In Space (ISIS) and a dedicated team from Innovative Space Logistics (ISL) are looking back on a successful and valuable trip to the US last week related to its iMDC – ISIS Modular Deployment Controller. During this trip, the compatibility of mechanical and electrical interfaces of the iMDC …

Added

Early this morning the ISL-team awoke to perform their final activity for this launch campaign: placing the ABFs on our sequencer. As described yesterday, this has to take place as late as possible and hence occurred in a cleanroom (SP3-B) created in the Mobile Service Tower (MST), which surrounds the …

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 …

Fresh start after New Year’s celebration

After returning to SHAR launch site today following an unexpected, but much appreciated New Year’s celebration with family back home for the ISL team, we resumed working on the remaining activities. During our short absence, all flight hardware was safely transferred to SP2B for our next activities. It is clear …

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 …