Today the TURKSAT-4A spacecraft landed in Baikonur at Yubileiny Airport. The team spent a frigid day managing the spacecraft and equipment offload from the Antonov aircraft. It is a slow and careful process to maneuver the spacecraft container from the Antonov to the railcar. The railcar with the spacecraft is now headed to Building 92A-50 and will begin processing. It should be mentioned that with the TURKSAT-4A arrival a new milestone has been met in Baikonur as this is the first satellite manufactured by MELCO to be launched on ILS Proton. We welcome MELCO and look forward to working with them on this campaign.
17 Jan 2014