17 Jul 2012
Closing the fairing: EV-1 launch campaign on schedule
Today the final non flight items on EV-1 were removed, together with all the other payload non flight items. Then the Fregat was rotated to the horizontal position so the fairing could be fitted.
The final non flight solar panel protectors are removed from exactView-1.
The complete Space Head Module with all the payloads is now fully assembled. The red solar panel cover on one of the VNIIEM spacecraft will be removed during the next phase.
The whole Space Head Module being tilted over to horizontal in advance of fitting the fairing.
The last view of exactView-1 before the fairing is closed.
Launch is on schedule!