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FUNcube-1 has arrived in Russia

by on October 16, 2013
A few small CubeSats in a large case being loaded into an special cargo hold

A few small CubeSats in a large case being loaded into an special cargo hold

The FUNcube-1 CubeSat is now en-route to the Yasny launch site. It was flown on a special flight from Rotterdam  yesterday and has been cleared through Russian customs this morning. It should arrive on another flight at Orsk later today and then will have to survive a road trip of some hours before arriving at the launch integration facility at Yasny.

The only work that still needs to be completed before launch is a final battery charge up to 7.68 volts,  this is the best storage voltage this type of battery, and the final ABF “Add Before Flight” plus needs to be installed and glued in place.

The vital ABF plug

The vital ABF plug

This work will be done on site by Gerard Aalbers who has been a member of the FUNcube team from the beginning of the project.

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5 Comments
  1. wb9iiv permalink

    Thanks for the up date 73 wb9iiv

  2. Top info, tnx for the update .. PA2EON

  3. Great news, the countdown has begun. Go FUNcube Go!

  4. Excellent News! cannot wait till it launches.

    Pete, 2E0SQL

  5. kim permalink

    Good luck ! De ON4BCV Kim

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