ESA's mission control team at ESOC under flight director Andreas Rudolph now uploading final command sequences to Metop on board its Soyuz launcher in Baikonur. The team is also conducting final network checks with the five ground stations that will be used during today's launch: Malindi (Africa), Esrange (Sweden), Alaska & Hawaii (USA) and Kerguelen (France).
Picture credit @AndreasSchepers. Comment reads: Also seldom seen: A Mac in the Main Control Room
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