The SES-1 launch team celebrated the Easter holiday this past weekend. Several members of the ILS team went to town to attend the midnight Easter Vigil Mass at the Russian Orthodox Church on Easter eve, and we awoke to Easter eggs and traditional cakes for breakfast. Later that afternoon, we had a joint BBQ with all the Russian and American personnel where we enjoyed California Tri-Tip beef and the excellent fried potatoes that the kitchen makes for us on special days. Top it off with the special Easter desserts, and we were all very stuffed by the end. The SC is doing well and continuing its standalone operations. The Proton and Breeze M are in the final stages of testing, and preparing for the arrival of the SC in order to start joining the entire assembly into the “integrated launch vehicle.”

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