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May 15, 2017
Next Stop, Baikonur: The teams of ILS, KhSC, EchoStar and SSL conducted a successful pre-launch meeting in Moscow today at the Proton Hotel. Then it’s wheels up tomorrow for the charter to the... Read more
May 14, 2017
Moving forward: The EchoStar XXI Breeze M Upper Stage was transferred to the high pressure fueling building today at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in preparation for the launch of the... Read more
May 6, 2017
Precious Cargo On Board: The train carrying the EchoStar XXI launch vehicle arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 2:10 pm local time today in preparation for the integration of the launch vehicle... Read more
November 27, 2016
27 November 2016 Spacecraft onsite? Check. Technical, Propulsion and ancillary teams in place? Check. And now the final star of our show has arrived—the much anticipated Launch Vehicle! After a... Read more
November 26, 2016
26 November 2016 Over the years a traditional Thanksgiving dinner has also become a special day for our Russian hosts and they try to make us feel welcome and happy. Once again, we see our cultures... Read more
November 24, 2016
24 November 2016 While our loved ones are asleep back home, our team is waking up to a new day and to Thanksgiving 2016. It is a normal work day for us here as we have a schedule and deadline to meet... Read more
November 22, 2016
22 November 2016 After the long journey from Northern California to Baikonur, it is now time to unpack and open the spacecraft container so that the spacecraft can be set into place and processed.... Read more
November 21, 2016
21 November 2016 As our bus pulled up to the airport, in the distance we all could see the Antonov coming in for a smooth landing. Watching the world’s largest cargo aircraft is always an... Read more
November 19, 2016
19 November 2016 Well, the EchoStar XXI launch campaign has officially begun! This trip was a little faster to site as our flight was an Airbus A319 which not only provided more comfort for the team... Read more

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