Shipping Commences
The first C-17 plane arrived in Sáo José dos Campos at 09h45 today and will be loaded with support equipment. Tomorrow, March 26, a convoy will leave INPE at 05h00, and loading will start at 06h00 and end at about 10h00. The plane will leave at 11h00 for California with a lay-over in Puerto Rico. The cover of the shipping container was lowered over the satellite and clamped down. It is now all boxed-up. The next transport plane arrives later this weekend and will ferry the satellite to Vandenberg, leaving here the 29th and arriving there the next day.