TanDEM-X: An impression in pictures
A short, but very up-to-date report, prepared during our lunch break. The TanDEM-X satellite was lifted out of its mechanical handling system and placed temporarily on a tripod.
Here, the six pyros (pyrotechnic fasteners) that are responsible for separating TanDEM-X from the upper stage of the Dnepr launch vehicle were installed.
Later this afternoon, the satellite will be integrated with the upper stage. A picture says a thousand words, so here are some impressions.