The Antonov-124 landed shortly after 11:00 Monday morning carrying the Nimiq 5 spacecraft and other launch supplies. The team dodged raindrops as the spacecraft container was unloaded and safely transferred to the railcar for the journey to the processing facility. The spacecraft arrived in Hall 101 shortly after 9:00 Monday evening, where it was cleaned, offloaded from the railcar and prepped for opening. The container was opened on Tuesday morning and the spacecraft was transferred into Hall 103A, where it will commence with stand alone testing for the next week.
18 Aug 2009