After the very smooth and successful launch of Nimiq 5 yesterday, the remaining members of the mission team celebrated with an excellent banquet. The kitchen staff have outdone themselves again. The mission team will use the rest of the weekend to pack-up, with the backhaul Antonov on Saturday and the close out of the offices on Sunday morning. Monday morning sees everyone to Moscow. We will miss all of the friends we have a made and renewed over the last six weeks as we head back to our homes in various parts of the United States and the world. We would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved in the Nimiq 5 program for a job well done and the campaign team for an extremely smooth and easy launch campaign. Three times seems to be a charm for Space System/Loral campaigns. Congratulations!
20 Sep 2009