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The final checkout begins

25. May 2010, 10.04, Michael Bartusch, 0 Comment/s
The fueling of the TanDEM-X satellite with hydrazine was completed on Saturday 22 May. This potentially hazardous operation was performed successfully by Astrium. Following this, the satellite was packed into its container and transported from the fueling station back to the integration facitity. After the arrival of new personnel from Germany on Tuesday, the final checkout of the satellite bus and instruments will start in the middle of this week.

Test für die Betankung

A member of the fueling team during a training exercise prior to fueling; picture by Astrium.

Kontrollraum der Betankungsanlage

In the fueling station control room; picture by Astrium.


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