Dry roll-out phase of integrated launch vehicle (ILV)

The second “dry” roll-out phase of integrated launch vehicle (ILV) processing at Home Port in support of the EUTELSAT 3B mission took place on May 9, 2014, including testing of RF links that are re-radiated between the internal fairing envelope and the external integrated launch vehicle environment.

This follows a discrepancy that occurred on March 29, 2014 during the nominal movement of the cable-mast and the Zenit-2S LV lateral plate occurred while installing the ILV onto the launch pad.  It was subsequently rolled back into the LP hangar and transferred back to the Sea Launch Commander  on March 31, 2014.

 
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