Part 8: 5 - 9 December

MSG-2 being installed on the payload adaptor

Monday 5 December
The pyro arming has been performed following the visual inspection after the finalization of filling operation.

Tuesday 6 December
Spacecraft preparation for the wet weighing operation, classed as a hazardous operation.

Wednesday 7 December
The spacecraft weighing after filling has been performed successfully. The spacecraft mass in launch configuration is 2034.4 kg (fully conforming to predictions).

MSG-2
Preparations for transport to BAF

In order to release MSG-2 for transport from the S5-A Building to Final Assembly Building (BAF) the Launch Readiness Review (LRR) has been held. The conclusion is that MSG-2 is ready to be transported and integrated on the Launcher.

Thursday 8 December
Following the Check-out Terminal Equipment (COTE) transport in the Launch table, the links validation has started with the S5-C building.

Friday 9 December
In order to transport the spacecraft on the launcher in the BAF the acceptance of this facility has been carried out.

Last update: 20 December 2005

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