cosine: launch of first HyperScout successful!

This morning, at 8:51 CET, HyperScout was successfully launched into space, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China. Minutes later, the satellites were separated from the launch vehicle, Long March 2D, as planned.

HyperScout is aboard the European Space Agency’s GomX-4B nanosatellite, in orbit at an altitude of 503 km. The first high elevation pass over GomSpace in Aalborg, Denmark, is projected at 13:31 CET today. GomSpace, our satellite integrator, joined by ESA, will provide us with a report via a video conference shortly thereafter, hopefully to confirm first contact.

To be continued…