ISILaunch Services blog

ISILaunch Services blog

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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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 were packed in their protective shipping cases in our cleanroom here in Delft (elevation: -1 meter). The cases were subsequently picked up by our specialized …

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 its transport-enclosure (a.k.a. TestPOD) by ISL personnel under the remote supervision of the STEP Cube Lab. team. In this enclosure, this Korean CubeSat will be …

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, has been fully integrated and tested, and has now been delivered for shipping to India. The PicSat project started in 2014, when it was predicted …

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 integration was performed by ISL personnel; no KAUSAT-5 team member could be physically present in Delft, but the activity was remotely supervised by the KAUSAT-5 …

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 performed by ISL employees because no CNUSAIL-1’s team representative could be present. The success of this activity can be mainly attributed to the team’s remote …

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 burns to go to an intermediate orbit. In this intermediate orbit all other secondary payloads will be deployed, except for the Flock-2k payloads which will …

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 this flight, 13 QuadPack deployers of various configurations will house a total of 50 satellites. 48 Doves and the two Corvus-BC1 and Corvus-BC2 satellites from …

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 carried the CartoSat-2E earth observation satellite as its main payload next to a number of small satellites. The Dutch nanosatellite company ISIS – Innovative Solutions …