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Installation of PROBA2 in Eurockot Completed

Today the SMOS satellite was encapsulated under the rocket fairing, which protects the satellites during launch. This means that the two payload fairing halves were mounted together and both satellites were enclosed in the fairing. Then the fairing was lowered and finally mounted onto the Breeze upper stage.

This means that the mechanical work on installing the satellites in the rockets has been finished. But the work of launch preparation continues: the teams will now charge their flight batteries daily and prepare the ground support equipment and communication lines for the launch day.

Additional details and photos appear in the official Eurockot Mission Update.