The Intelsat 22 spacecraft (SC) arrived at Yubileiny Airfield on schedule, February 24th. It was a very chilly day but operations at the airfield were completed and the SC arrived in Hall 103A early the following morning. The satellite is currently in standalone operations in Hall 103A, with propellant load to begin next week. Boeing had a nice BBQ last Wednesday with hotdogs and hamburgers for everyone, at the Fili and Cosmos hotels. The weather was a bit icy this morning, but the temperature is starting to poke above freezing during the daytime. Spring is nearly here. There is another BBQ on tap for Sunday, so the team will get another chance to enjoy some time off in Baikonur and the increasingly warm weather.

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