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ISILaunch21 campaign

Shipment from Delft
Shipment from Delft
Following Customs clearance yesterday, today (Tuesday) the satellites on the ISILaunch21 mission got a little closer to their (final) destination. Along with related ISL-hardware, they...
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STEP Cube Lab
STEP Cube Lab
Following completion of bringing STEP Cube Lab. (as much as needed) to a 'Flight ready'-status on Friday, this 1U CubeSat on Monday was accommodated in...
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PicSat, unravelling the Beta-Pictoris Star System
PicSat, unravelling the Beta-Pictoris Star System
PicSat is well on the way to being launched during the ISILaunch21 campaign. The 3U cubesat, carrying a 5cm telescope and sensitive photodiode as payload,...
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KAUSAT-5 integration
KAUSAT-5 integration
Another step forward was made on Friday, when KAUSAT-5, a 3U CubeSat from the Korea Aerospace University, was integrated into its QuadPack. By exception, this...
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CNUSAIL integration
CNUSAIL integration
CNUSAIL-1, the 3U CubeSat of the Korean Chungnam National University, was successfully integrated into its QuadPack-canister on Tuesday. Contrary to normal procedure, this activity was...
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Tom & Jerry satellite successfully re-charged and re-integrated
Tom & Jerry satellite successfully re-charged and re-integrated
Congratulations to the Canyval-X team, who successfully re-charged and re-integrated their interesting dual satellite mission, Tom & Jerry!
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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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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 and occasionally some thick drops of rain.

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 orbit over it; I guess we now have done both . 🙂 >

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 on the command connector of the launcher side to be sure that everything is as expected and that it is safe to connect this command …

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 container and moved to the launchpad. The moving of the satellites from the cleanroom to the launchpad traditionally is preceded by a ceremony, consisting of …

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 allowed around those activities for obvious reasons. So, together with all other teams still present we paid the local base museum a visit to check …

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 for and assembling 25 QuadPacks earlier this year on the ISL17 launch, for both the ISL team and the PSLV integration team, the process of …

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 in the morning, and moved to the integration facility in the afternoon. Once there, we could unpack again, and prepare the setup for the fueling …