www.eurockot.com, 11/21/2017


Daily 43

Today the day has started with the formal readiness review for mating of the first satellite on the launcher adapter system. Every party had stated its readiness for the first important step in the joint operations.

After this review has been successfully taken place, Khrunichev has completed the preparations of the adapter system with the installation of the pyro actuators which at separation in space will move the mechanical locks to free the three spacecraft from the launcher. Astrium on its side has prepared its satellite (FM1). So everything is prepared to hoist the first satellite in its location on the adapter tomorrow morning.

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