CryoSat-2 Arrives at Baikonur

[Satellite TODAY 04-05-10] The European Space Agency‘s (ESA) CryoSat-2 ice satellite has arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and has been integrated with the Dnepr rocket in preparation for its April 8 launch, the ESA announced April 2.
    The satellite will be powered up and tested April 3, with simulations to test communication sequences and procedures between the launch site and ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Germany the next day.
    CryoSat-2 is the ESA’s third Earth Explorer mission to be launched in the last year following the SMOS mission, launched in November, and the GOCE mission, launched in March 2009.

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