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TMSAT-1 launch update



TMSAT-1 is now safely bolted to the RESURS-O1 #4 spacecraft in Baikonur
ready for launch at approximately 0200 UTC on the 23rd June.  The satellite
was integrated to RESURS yesterday following the completion of the
electrical tests and will not be touched again except for the final battery
charging with will occur just prior to the rocket being rolled out to the
launch pad.

TMSAT will stay attached to RESURS until approximately 7 to 12 hours
following launch when it will be released by ground control from Moscow.
The satellite housekeeping systems will be activated during the first passes
over Bangkok after the deployment.

Stay tuned for more information on the launch and commissioning of TMSAT....


Chris Jackson
Groundstation and Operations Manager
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 5HX,  UK 
Ph: +44 1483 259-141
Fax: +44 1483 259-503
http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/EE/CSER/UOSAT/



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