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ISILaunch21 campaign

23 satellites successfully deployed by ISISpace QuadPacks
23 satellites successfully deployed by ISISpace QuadPacks
Early in the morning of the 12th of January 2018, a launch vehicle of the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO has successfully launched a total...
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Added
Added
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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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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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!

ISILaunch17 satellites status

With the 104 ‘PSLV-C37’ satellites having completed a handful of orbits around the Earth, a first coarse overview on the status of the 101 non-Indian satellites: Dove (Flock 3p): many are “reporting for duty”. LEMUR: see https://spire.com/ PEASSS: contact has been established and packets were received. DIDO-2: contact has been …

Full Launch Success!

With great pride and excitement, we can confirm that the launch and all deployments were successful! Seeing a launch is always a great and thrilling moment in itself, and the sight today was great from the viewing point at the Mission Control Centre: Yet having to wait for almost 10 minutes to …

Launch Day! Just 2 hours to go…

Today is the day 🙂 Launch Day! We’re at the launch site again with a small team and representatives of some of the customers. And we’re getting ready to go to the Mission Control Centre. From there, we’ll have a good live view of the launch and all the events …

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 …