Today we woke to find the trees had gotten a fresh coat of frost overnight, temporarily restoring beauty to our barren landscape.  Indoors, the TURKSAT-4A spacecraft was mated to the Breeze M upper stage and made horizontal in the tilter.  The entire unit was then encapsulated by the payload fairing and is now referred to the Ascent Unit (AU).  This stage also marks the last work day for several MELCO team members as their satellite is now safely encapsulated.  The next event on the launch campaign is for the AU to be transported to Hall 111 for mating to the Proton rocket.   


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