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SES-3 Integrated Launch Vehicle

July 12, 2011 4:31 pm (GMT)
ILS Launch Team

After the ascent unit containing the SES-3 spacecraft, the KazSat-2 SC and the Breeze M were integrated to the launch vehicle, the next step was to apply the thermal blanket to the now integrated launch vehicle, which provides a stable environment for our 2 sensitive payloads.  Once complete, the delicate operation of transferring the enormous rocket to the transporter was performed, and the huge machine was slowly moved via rail to the Breeze M fueling station where fueling took place over the course of the next two days.

 

SES-3 Integrated launch vehicle lift

SES-3 Integrated Launch Vehicle on its way to the pad

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