MSG Launch Diary - week 7
16 August 2002
MSG-1 is installed on its payload adapter, the ACU 1666, and placed into its payload container, the CCU2. The satellite is transferred from the S5-A building to the final assembly building. The transfer is done at night (19.30 to 22.00) to avoid the heat of the sun.
14 August 2002
MSG-1 has successfully passed its launch readiness review and is all set for lift-off on 27 August. Its co-passenger on Flight 155, Eutelsat's ATLANTIC Bird satellite, has also been cleared for launch.
The next step is to install the two satellites on board the Ariane 5 launcher that was moved earlier to the final assembly building.
We charge MSG-1's batteries.
13 August 2002
MSG is weighed after being filled. The satellite's mass in its launch configuration 2036 kg.
12 August 2002
We finalise the closeout operations of the spacecraft, and prepare to weigh MSG-1.
10 August 2002
There is no activity on MSG-1, but the launcher is transferred from the building where the launch vehicle is integrated to the final assembly building.
09 August 2002
We start closeout operations on the spacecraft.
Last update: 20 August 2002