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ISILaunch21 campaign

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Early this morning the ISL-team awoke to perform their final activity for this launch campaign: placing the ABFs on our sequencer. As described yesterday, this...
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Early rise
Early rise
With the completion of the activities early this morning, only one task remained for the ISL-team here at the launch-base: applying of the iMDC sequencer...
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Different start of the weekend
Different start of the weekend
Throughout Friday many activities were going on, both on the launch vehicle side and the satellites side, and in the (late) evening the ISL team...
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Fresh start after New Year’s celebration
Fresh start after New Year’s celebration
After returning to SHAR launch site today following an unexpected, but much appreciated New Year’s celebration with family back home for the ISL team, we...
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Sequential activity
Sequential activity
With the QuadPacks flight-ready, the ISL-team today safely and securely packed them such that they can be transferred from their current location, namely the cleanroom...
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Making the stuff right euh flight ready
Making the stuff right euh flight ready
After a good night sleep, the ISL-team along with the PicSat team-members present at the launch-base, performed the final activity on their satellite, namely integration...
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Launch base presence
Launch base presence
Following the confirmed arrival of its shipment at the launch base last week, the ISL team left the fairly mild Netherlands to arrive today in...
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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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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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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 …

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!