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Fuelled and all looking good for big day tomorrow

15 Feb 2016, 21:35 UTC
Fuelled and all looking good for big day tomorrow
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So far everything has gone well …. so tomorrow is the big day
Today, the Technical Commissions, both the one in Plesetsk than the one in Moscow, released the ok to fuel the Rockot launcher fuelling and start the final preparations for the launch.
Plesetsk team excited for big day. (ESA)
So the launcher booster fuelling was carried out during the day and completed successfully by early evening.
The weather forecast is favourable, no risky conditions foreseen for tomorrow.
The video crew for live transmission arrived from Moscow and satellite link check performed.
All the countdown documentation has been updated following yesterday’s dress rehearsal and distributed to those involved.
We like the team photo from ESA's European Space Operations Centre, ESOC, in Germany!
ESA's European Space Operationos team looking forward to launch. (ESA)
In conclusion, we are GREEN for launch and ready to wear our BLUE shirts for the countdown.
Remember you can watch live from 18:00 CET on the ESA Sentinel-3 website
Weather in Plesetsk: -2/-6 °C, cloudy with snow
For information about our Sentinel-3 mission visit www.esa.int/sentinel-3
From the ESA Sentinel-3A team at the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia.

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