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 squashing lemons underneath each wheel of the transport vehicle to absorb all bad spirits and smashing coconuts by the members of the different teams to bless the satellites for a good flight 🙂
Launch ritual
We followed the satellites until the launch tower and then watched them being hoisted on top of the rocket to 41m height, which is an impressive sight from this close. Tomorrow morning, after setting up the clean environment and unpacking of the entire deck, the team will go back in the morning to perform the final preparations before launch from the satellite perspective.

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