Yesterday started with an air of apprehension as the Sentinel-5P satellite was lifted off its stand to be transferred to the fuelling table.
Whilst being lifted the ‘red tag’ thruster covers were removed.
And finally gently placed on the fuelling stand.
The satellite is ready and the fuelling team is happy.
The launcher has completed its dry run and we have been given permission to fuel. Today we start!!
From the ESA Sentinel-5P launch campaign team in Plesetsk
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