BRITE-PL assembled for the first time

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On the 24th of November 2011, the BRITE-PL Lem satellite was assembled for the first time to its final shape.

Work continues on the BRITE-PL project. In October, information was revealed that the BRITE-PL Lem would be launched on the 28th of September 2012. On the 19th of November, a newly-built ground station for the BRITE-PL project was tested by the means of a stratospheric balloon mission called BOBAS 6. The test was successful and gave practical experience in the operations of the newly-built ground station.

A few days later, on the 24th of November, the first integration of the BRITE-PL Lem satellite was completed. The assembly work lasted for two weeks and Mr Cordell Grant from the Canadian SFL laboratory participated in it. SFL is the University of Toronto Space Flight Laboratory – the place where the CanX-3 BRITE satellite was created. Both BRITE-PL Lem and BRITE-PL Heweliusz (the second to be launched satellite in this project) are based on the CanX-3 BRITE design.

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