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ISILaunch11 campaign

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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ISILaunch19 campaign - Latest posts

Successful ISILaunch19 campaign
Successful ISILaunch19 campaign
Early this morning, a launch vehicle of the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO has launched a total of 31 satellites into space. The PSLV-C38 launch...
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Welcome to India!
Welcome to India!
The ISL team just arrived to India! Last week the thermometer hit as high as 47 Celsius; today it is 'only' 38 Celsius, intermittently overcast...
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Launch base
Launch base
If they do not allow you to bring a camera on the launch base, you'll have two options: with one either fly over it or...
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Final checks done
Final checks done
We were asked to come to the launchpad to perform the last preparations at 11 o'clock Saturday morning. These preparations consisted of an electrical check...
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Ready for launch ritual
Ready for launch ritual
Today (Friday), the PSLV upper stage deck with all the satellites of all teams including the primary payload was placed in its large sealed transport...
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Electrical tests passed
Electrical tests passed
Wednesday was our mandatory day off as the primary payload CartoSat-2E was undergoing fueling, and no-one else but the fueling team and safety officers are...
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QuadPack integration completed
QuadPack integration completed
On Monday, we could start with the physical integration of the 5 QuadPacks on the PSLV’s upper stage deck. Having had the experience with preparing...
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ISL19 weekend update
ISL19 weekend update
On Friday we welcomed another team member and the team from LT01 that came over for the fueling of their satellite. We packed all hardware...
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ISILaunch19 mission patch and payloads

The ISILaunch19 campaign concerns a launch on board an Indian PSLV. The payloads or passengers on this launch are: LEMUR (8x) SUCHAI ROBUSTA-1B AALTO-1 SKCUBE Diamond SSG (3x) QB50-LT01 QB50-BE06 QB50-CZ02 QB50-DE04 QB50-GB03 QB50-AT03 QB50-IT02 QB50-GB06 All satellites are now integrated and ready to be shipped to India to start …

QB50 satellites ready for launch

On the 12th of April, the historic date of Yuri Gagarin’s flight and the first Space Shuttle flight, the final QB50 satellite (GB06) was integrated into its QuadPack and with that came a finish to the ‘Delft’-activities directly involving the QB50 teams themselves. Congrats to all teams!

ISILaunch17 satellites status

With the 104 ‘PSLV-C37’ satellites having completed a handful of orbits around the Earth, a first coarse overview on the status of the 101 non-Indian satellites: Dove (Flock 3p): many are “reporting for duty”. LEMUR: see https://spire.com/ PEASSS: contact has been established and packets were received. DIDO-2: contact has been …

Full Launch Success!

With great pride and excitement, we can confirm that the launch and all deployments were successful! Seeing a launch is always a great and thrilling moment in itself, and the sight today was great from the viewing point at the Mission Control Centre: Yet having to wait for almost 10 minutes to …

Launch Day! Just 2 hours to go…

Today is the day 🙂 Launch Day! We’re at the launch site again with a small team and representatives of some of the customers. And we’re getting ready to go to the Mission Control Centre. From there, we’ll have a good live view of the launch and all the events …

The QuadPack line-up

For the final flight preparation of all the doors holding CubeSats inside the QuadPacks on this ISILaunch17 / PSLV C37 launch, we had the opportunity to put all Quadpacks in a single row, to make working on them with multiple people easier. As a result, we noticed that we created …

Processing of a special QuadPack

During the final preparations for launch at the launch site in India, one of the QuadPacks processed was the one with the winning slogan of young Dutch boy Bas Smeltekop from a drawing competition held during the ESTEC Open Days in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The first prize was to fly …

Friday “Special lunch” in India

Keeping up with an ‘ISIS-Delft’ tradition, the flight integration team enjoyed “Special lunch” this Friday. Due to their location, it is however not a typically Dutch ‘kroket’ or ‘snert’, but of course an Indian meal. Though, actually, every day of the week the local cook prepares a nice breakfast in …