www.eurockot.com, 11/21/2017


GO for the fuelling of the Sentinel-3A satellite

Today the Rockot Launch Vehicle Team reported a successful dry-run on the launch pad with the ascent unit, the so called Upper Composite, on top of the Booster Unit - however not fuelled and without the spacecraft under the payload fairing. This is the GO for the fuelling of the Sentinel-3A satellite. The propellant loading operations had been thoroughly prepared during the preceding days. For the Upper Stage of the Rockot, the Breeze-KM, this means that the preparation of its fuelling can now start as well.

Sentinel-3A Ready For Fuelling

Sentinel-3A Ready For Fuelling