Posted on June 29, 2012 by Honora
MSG-3 encapsulated in the Ariane 5 fairing
Encapsulation of the MSG satellite went ahead as planned on 27 June.
This means that the configuration of the launcher is now complete with MSG and its co-passenger, EchoStar, inside the rocket’s faring.
EchoStar is in upper position in the fairing and MSG below.
With this new milestone complete, the final steps before launch on 5 July will include functional tests, launch rehearsal, readiness review and rollout to the launch pad.