Monday 7 September - After the successful power up of the spacecraft the previous day, the team are busily testing of each and every element of the
These verification activities also include dedicated final end-to-end system verification using the complete radio frequency chain. In the meanwhile, in the clean room, preparation for the filling of
The working atmosphere with the Russians has now become excellent, and very relaxed. Europeans and Russians have become well acquainted with each other’s habits and they feel real sympathy for little
During the team's drive back to the hotel, each and every monument along the road seems to bring the heroic past of Plesetsk Cosmodrome back to life, inspiring a stop for a group photo.