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ISILaunch11 campaign

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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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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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 …

Integration team at SHAR

With the knowledge that all hardware had arrived at the Launch Site Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, it was time for the integration team to accomplish the same. Hence, on Monday the first group departed to arrive at Chennai on Tuesday morning to subsequently be at SHAR in the afternoon. …

Shipment to the launch site

With the fit checks successfully completed, and integration of all the satellites into QuadPacks done, we had reached the point of packing and shipping all the satellites to the Launch Site. So we gathered all the QuadPacks and associated interface hardware and started packing. With all clearances arranged, the shipment …

Introducing BGUSat

Another passenger of the ISILaunch17 Campaign is BGUSat, a 3U CubeSat built by Ben Gurion University of Israel, with support from Israeli Aerospace Industries. It is a technology demonstrator mission for various new nanosatellite avionics systems developed for future operational missions, while the primary mission objectives are cloud imaging for …

Introducing PEASSS

In this post, we’re introducing the PEASSS satellite, one of the passengers in the ISILaunch17 Campaign. PEASSS stands for “Piezo Electric Assisted Smart Satellite Structure”. Some background on the project and the satellite: The objective of the PEASSS is to develop, manufacture, test and qualify ‘smart structures’ which combine composite …

Electrical fit check

Having traveled over the weekend to Thiruvananthapuram (in short Trivandrum) in the state of Kerala in the Southwest of India, a three-member team of ISISpace performed and supported critical fit- and interface-checks on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th of January. The team brought to the VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTRE (VSSC) …

ISILaunch17 campaign initiated

This is the first post to introduce the ISILaunch17 campaign and present the formal mission logo (below). The ISILaunch17 campaign concerns a launch on board an Indian PSLV, like many ISILaunch campaigns in the past. This campaign is however somewhat different, as it is part of a world record launch …

Nayif-1 activities

On Thursday 14 April a delegation of the Nayif-1 project team was present in ISL’s cleanroom to perform the final check-out procedures on their satellite and to give its battery the last boost. Following the successful completion of those activities, a fit-check of the Nayif-1 FM was performed in its …