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News from the launch site

Integration to the Fregat upper stage, and we're ready to roll...

04 Jul 2014

Integration to the Fregat upper stage, and we're ready to roll...

26th-27th June

The final preparations to integrate TechDemoSat-1 to the Fregat upper stage have been completed.


TechDemoSat-1's separation system, which is manufactured by the launch agency, having it's final thermal surfaces applied.


TechDemoSat-1 on the crane, being lifted towards the Fregat upper stage


Carefully lowering TechDemoSat-1 down into position.


TechDemoSat-1 integrated

Monday 30th June

After removal of all non-flight items, the rocket fairing was closed.


TechDemoSat-1 integrated onto the Fregat upper stage along with all the other satellites riding on this launch


Going, going.....


Rocket fairing closed, ready for assembly to the rocket and then roll out to the launch site.