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December 5, 2008
It is Friday morning and L-5 days to launch. After two relatively quiet days of Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV) checks, it is time to move it to the Breeze M fueling station. This is day one of two... Read more
December 4, 2008
[img]/assets/Images/Media/Ciel-2-Blog/Fully-Assembled.JPG[/img] The signing festivities are complete and it is once again time to get down to business. With the rail transporter in place in Hall... Read more
December 1, 2008
[img]/assets/Images/Media/Ciel-2-Blog/Whered-SC-Go.JPG[/img] This is a time of many goodbyes.  The mid-campaign exit charter left with more than half of our French colleagues and one of... Read more
December 1, 2008
[img]/assets/Images/Media/Ciel-2-Blog/Mated.JPG[/img] Yahoo! Stand-alone testing is complete.  We have started the next phase known as Joint Operations.  This is when the SC... Read more
December 1, 2008
[img]/assets/Images/Media/Ciel-2-Blog/SES-Chefs.JPG[/img] SES Engineering and ILS hosted a Thanksgiving feast fit for kings and launch campaign personnel.  The cooking started the... Read more
November 26, 2008
[img]/assets/Images/Media/Ciel-2-Blog/bbq.jpg[/img] Spacecraft fueling is complete!  It was a long weekend for the propulsion teams with the spacecraft now on-board. Tanks were... Read more
November 21, 2008
Our Thales/KhSC specialists have arrived! Yesterday the long-awaited URALAir flight finally touched down at Krayny (after an hour delay due to fog – in Moscow!) and offloaded the... Read more
November 21, 2008
[img]/assets/Images/Media/Ciel-2-Blog/Where-did-Launch-Pad-Go.jpg[/img] Grounded! Due to the ever-persistent fog, sent to us by an ornery Mother Nature, some of our team members have been grounded... Read more
November 17, 2008
[img]/assets/Images/Media/Ciel-2-Blog/Make-A-Wish.JPG[/img] Dense fog has crept in on its little cat feet for the last several days and, since the temperature has been inching towards zero, we were... Read more
November 14, 2008
[img]/assets/Images/Media/Ciel-2-Blog/Precious-cargo.jpg[/img] Early morning on Wednesday (04:00 to be exact – we know as we were awake), the spacecraft (SC) in its container... Read more

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