Journal archive

Journal archive

Kourou, French Guiana
Published: 18 December 2003
Integration of PROM casettes completed
Published: 26 November 2003
Kourou, French GuianaFollowing the successful deployment test of the +Y and -Y solar array wings, the Alenia team started disassembling the deployment rig used for conducting the test. After disassembly, the deployment rig will be stored into the dedicated transport container, waiting to be shipped back to Europe after the Rosetta launch.
Published: 21 November 2003
-Y wing successfully passes the deployment test
Published: 7 November 2003
Kourou, French GuianaThe 2nd Rosetta Launch Campaign started formally on 24 October 2003. The status today, 3 November, is that the Alenia AIV team has succesfully mounted the High Gain Antenna (HGA) on the spacecraft and we are ready for the HGA deployment test.
Published: 4 November 2003
SMART-1 Launch
Published: 27 September 2003
Roll out completed
Published: 27 September 2003
Launcher declared ready
Published: 26 September 2003
Kourou Spaceport, French Guiana
Published: 22 September 2003
On 17 September, SMART-1 completed the first 30 metres of its trip to the Moon! SMART-1 was raised up into the heights of the BAF to meet the Ariane 5 launcher and was placed succesfully on the upper stage.
Published: 18 September 2003
Activities resume in Kourou
Published: 17 September 2003
V162 is Being Made Ready
Published: 13 August 2003
Simulation Tests for orbital scenarios with SMART-1
Published: 13 August 2003
Fuelling SMART-1 and handover to Arianespace
Published: 30 July 2003
With one month to go until the launch of ESA's ion propulsion spacecraft SMART-1, the launch campaign team have started to send back reports on their activities in Kourou.
Published: 24 July 2003
This is the final entry in the Cluster II Launch Campaign journal series, which ran from April 2000 until shortly after the launch of the second pair of Cluster spacecraft in August 2000. The journal covered the main activities during this period: from the shipment of the four spacecraft to the launch site in Kazakhstan, through the final integration of the spacecraft with the launchers, to the launches.
Published: 11 August 2000
The first members of the Cluster II launch campaign team arrived in Baikonur on 27 April 2000. The 33 strong team included staff from Dornier Satellitensysteme, Matra-Marconi Space, TGI (spacecraft support), Europassistance (medical support), Starsem (launch services) and ESA.
Published: 10 August 2000
At 17.13 Kourou local time (11.13 UT) today, the second pair of Cluster spacecraft lifted off from pad 6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz-Fregat launch vehicle. On a scorching summer afternoon, with temperatures well over 40 °C, conditions were perfect for this second act in the Cluster launch drama.
Published: 9 August 2000
The fully integrated launcher has been installed onto the launch pad. The dress rehearsal of the countdown procedure for both the laucher and the Cluster spacecraft was successfully completed on 7 August.
Published: 9 August 2000
Table of nominal orbital manoevres performed by the Cluster spacecraft onboard propulsion system, consisting of the main engine (400 Newton) and eight 10-Newton thrusters.
Published: 8 August 2000
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