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19.10.2018 14:01 Age: 2 yrs

CFOSAT : what happens before the launch in 10 days?

Category: News of the CFOsat mission

Ten days before the launch, all operations are nominal at the Jiuquan Space Launch Center in China.

In the framework of a cooperation between CNES and CNSA, the CFOSAT satellite will be launched on the 29th of October, 2018 from China using a Long March-2C launch vehicle.

Ten days before the launch, all operations are nominal at the Jiuquan Space Launch Center: filling of the satellite hydrazine tank and their pressurization, detection of the possibility of leaks, battery charching, tests on the platform, SCAT and SWIM, process of finalization on the thermal protections on the satellite and SWIM instrument, solar panel manual deployment.

The operations with the launcher will be pursue until the launch : encapsulation of the satellite into the payload fairing, connection with the launch vehicle, battery charging.


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