MASER 12 integration and tests RSS

03 Feb 2012

Payload is integrated and checkout tests are performed. The motor will now be installed on the launcher.

On the fourth day after arrival of the campaign participants, the payload was finally integrated after smooth days of verification and checkout tests of the modules, according to planned schedule. The deep winter temperatures, down to -34 degrees C has contributed to the thrill of the campaign, as well as the search for and reception of goods from southern parts of Europe. 

Today, on Friday 3rd February, the motor will be installed on the launcher, and married to the payload on the following day, Saturday. First count-down day is February 9, as planned. In the meanwhile the campaign participants continue to enjoy the hospitaly and proffessional attitude of the Esrange Space center staff, including the tasty meals at the canteen.











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