Sentinel-3A fuelling commenced
The Spacecraft Team and the Launch Vehicle Team are now busy with fine-tuning the schedule for combined operations momentarily focusing on mating Sentinel-3A with the Upper Stage Breeze-KM before closure of the Rockot Payload Fairing.
Yesterday an important step, namely the fuelling of the spacecraft, took place and the activities will be finalized today (see picture below). Meanwhile the preparation for the fuelling of Breeze-KM has also started.
In a short briefing at the end of the day both teams in view of launching Sentinel-3A on Rockot on February 16th, 2016 proudly reported: All nominal!