FUNcube-1 has arrived in Russia
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.
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.