Status Report

EUROCKOT’s MOM Daily No. 5

By SpaceRef Editor
June 4, 2003
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Cosmodrome Plesetsk, June 1 – 3 (L-29 to L-27): The Most spacecraft has been
performing its last tests yesterday and today, e.g. tests of the telemetry
and telecommand channels. As everything went according to schedule, it will
be prepared for a short storage period including drying/purging operations
beginning tomorrow until June 13 when the preparations for the mating with
the dispenser will start. On June 2nd the NLS-1 and NLS-2 team arrived
bringing with them the last of the NLS nanosatellites, see below. The NLS
operations start today with unpacking of the S/C, GSE and office setup as
well as first hardware tests. The ROCKOT launch vehicle is being processed
according to schedule, which includes preparation of the upper stage and the
fairing half shells in the cleanroom and check out of the booster stages.
During the next days until June 13 there will be a reduced frequency of
campaign reports, as mainly autonomous NLS-1/2 and MIMOSA spacecraft
preparations will take place.

SpaceRef staff editor.