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Preparing for Liftoff

Switched on

7 Sep 2017, 08:34 UTC
Switched on
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Yesterday was a good day.
After the last couple of days spent unpacking and setting up all our support equipment, taking Sentinel-5P out of its transport container and positioning it for testing, yesterday we were ready to switch the satellite on to make sure all was well after its journey – always a tense moment.
Happy with the ‘switch on’. (ESA)
We were not disappointed! The photo shows how happy we were to see that everything switched on meaning that Sentinel-5P is in good health.
While we have smiles in the cleanroom – and we can smile too when we go outside, we have beautiful weather, it’s hard to believe we’re in a Russian military base.
Lovely day in Plesetsk. (ESA)
Crisp and bright in Plesetsk. (ESA)
From the ESA Sentinel-5P launch campaign team in Plesetsk
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