Daily 58 (L-7 corrected)
Today the switch on and the electrical checks of the 3 Swarm satellites after mating with the Breeze upper stage took place. In parallel the last parts of the upper stage were covered with Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) by Khrunichev specialists.
As has been reported, a fatal gas accident occurred on Nov 09, 2013 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome costing the lives of two officers of the Russian Space Forces and injuring three soldiers while working in a mobile N2O4 oxidizer tank.
The staff of Eurockot Launch Services GmbH offer their sympathies to the families, colleagues and friends of the demised.
Based on all available official information we confirm that this tragic accident is neither linked to Rockot nor to Swarm launch campaign activities and should not have any impact on the planned launch date of Nov 22, 2013.