Astra 2G Launch Update

Hall 111The Astra 2G team is hard at work checking every detail as they continue progressing forward with campaign operations.
Over the past few days there have been numerous activities taking place both at the processing facility and out at the Launch Pad.

At the facility, the Spacecraft has been encapsulated, then transferred via rail from H101 to H111 and seamlessly joined to the launch vehicle. The launch vehicle is now integrated and testing of the ILV has been completed successfully.

Meanwhile out at the launch pad a few team members braved the frigid temperatures to off-load and set up equipment down in the vault.
The team members down in the vault who receive the equipment are the lucky ones, they are protected from the wind and cold. Those above ground on the launch pad deck even though dressed for the occasion move with extreme efficiency to minimize the time they are exposed to the elements.

Breeze M Fueling
On November 23 the ILV was transferred out of H111 to the BM Fueling area. Fueling is a hazardous operation so the entire team has been relocated to their respective hotels for the duration of operations.
These two days are when most team members take the opportunity to recharge, regroup, and unwind. Others will catch up with additional tasks/projects and naturally prepare for the upcoming operations.

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