12 Jul 2012
Spacecraft integration begins
The spacecraft integration takes place in a large hall at the Cosmodrome.
Here you can see the Fregat Upper Stage covered in gold MLI in the background.
This is the mounting adaptor for exactView-1 on the Frame. We are integrating the separation system to the Frame first, and then integrating the exactView-1 spacecraft to the separation system.
One of SSTL's launch team Integrating the separation system to the Frame.
This is the view from the top of the MGSE looking down onto the Frame and Fregat.