Daily 61 (L-4)
Today the train transporting the Upper Composite (Space Head) has left the MIK at about 6h in the morning and finally arrived about 10:30 h at the launch pad.
Then it was hoisted onto platform 7 where the thermal cover and stiffness ring was removed. After that operation it was lowered on the boosters and mounted on the 2nd stage of the launcher. This evening a first switch-on of the three Swarm spacecraft is planned as well as a first connection check with the ESA Ground Operation Center ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany.