Entry 11: Launch milestones

8 April 2010

16:14 CEST - Malindi ground station in Kenya receives signal from CryoSat-2, confirming separation from launcher

15:57 CEST - Liftoff for CryoSat-2!

15:20 CEST - Launch Control Centre in Baikonur announces 'Go for launch'

15:10 CEST - ESA's Mission Control in Germany confirms CryoSat-2 'Go for launch'

14:20 CEST - CryoSat-2 in launch mode

10:35 CEST - Weather at Baikonur 7:45 am local time (03:45 CEST): +8C, very slight breeze, sunny, no clouds

09:20 CEST - CryoSat-2 ready for launch today at 15:57 CEST

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