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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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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 …

Suchai activities

Never having been too far away from their satellite, as this team hand-carried their satellite all the way to Delft, activities for the Suchai team could commence on Thursday 14 April. After having discussed and agreed upon the planning of that day and the compulsory cleanroom-briefing, all the brought-along equipment …

KAUSAT-5 activities

Having gone through the same preparatory activities, the KAUSAT-5 team entered the ISL clean-room also on 11 April 2016. There the team was reunited with their satellite when they opened the transport case (in which it had been packed together with another satellite). As the workstation was readily set up, …

KHUSAT-3 (SIGMA) activities

Following preparatory activities, including a team(s) meeting, a clean-room briefing and equipment-cleaning, the KHUSAT-3 team entered ISL’s cleanroom on Monday 11 April 2016. They set up their working station with the needed equipment after which their satellite, which up to then had been safely stored in ISL’s part of ISIS’ …

ISILaunch09 blog initiated

With this first blog, providing the official ISILaunch09 logo, we hereby initiate the ISILaunch09 blog. A considerable number of important activities have been completed this week and we will retrospectively provide blogs about those. For upcoming activities we will write a blog, showing the progression of your satellites leading all …