30 April – 01 May: Breeze M Mating, Tilting & Encapsulation [img]http://www.ilslaunch.com/assets/Images/Media/IndoStar-II-ProtoStar-II-Blog/SC-PLA-entering-Universal-Standblog.jpg[/img] [b]Photo:[/b] [i]SC and PLA entering Universal Stand[/i] The morning following the SC/PLA mating, the new pair were lifted and mounted onto the Breeze M. After mating, the electrical configuration checkouts and testing continued. In the evening, the orbital unit (OU) was tilted horizontally in the universal stand. Boeing completed testing and another battery charge during the night. Boeing was also kind enough to fix the teams hamburgers outside on the grill, with the sudden temperature increase. Morning of 01 May the team members gathered in H101 to watch the encapsulation of the OU with the payload fairing halves. The logos are partially installed and the teams that are departing on the 02 May charter had a chance to sign their names and write messages to loved ones. As usual, with a charter flight scheduled, so too is a BBQ. It also gives our Russian colleagues a chance to teach the US teams how to celebrate May Day.

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