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63rd consecutive success for Ariane 5
ATV-5 undocks from the International Space Station
Picard and PRISMA ready for lift-off
4 June 2010
Waiting for the off
Launch preparations are drawing to a close at the Dombarovski Cosmodrome near the small Russian town of Yasny. The Picard and PRISMA satellites were encapsulated under the Dnepr launcher fairing today, Friday, in readiness for launch scheduled on 15 June.
Picard and PRISMA transferred to launch silo
08 june 2010
The upper composite of the Dnepr launch vehicle with the Picard and PRISMA satellites was transferred this Tuesday to the launch silo. Initial electrical tests have begun and will continue in the days ahead. The 2 satellites are now patiently awaiting lift-off in the silo until launch day on 15 June.
Picard and PRISMA in orbit
15 June 2010