Update at 18:04 CET

  • Kourou station now active; Estrack station engineering team on site already.
  • Team will now configure Kourou station and conduct a data flow test with the Estrack Control Centre located at ESOC.
  • BACC confirms launch set for 17:30 UTC; Kourou expects to acquire signals at 18:36:59 UT, when Chang’E-3 is 19,000 km from the antenna.

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