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 …
Different start of the weekend
Fresh start after New Year’s celebration
Making the stuff right euh flight ready
Launch base presence
Shipment from Delft
STEP Cube Lab
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
We have completed the final flight preparation of almost all the doors holding CubeSats inside the 5 QuadPacks on this ISILaunch19 / PSLV C38 launch. One door remains unlocked for now, as the CubeSat in that slot will still be taken out of the QuadPack for fueling of propellant. In …
The ISL19 campaign team has reached the launch base and the final flight preparation has started.
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 …
The 3 Diamonds of Sky and Space Global were successfully integrated into the QuadPack and are now ready for ISILaunch19 on PSLV.
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!
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