NASA Dubs HiWind "Fit-to-Fly"

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

After two weeks of assembly, integration and testing of power, computing and communication systems, HiWIND received a 'fit-to-fly' stamp of approval from NASA. In the photo below, the HiWIND team is shown happily resting in front of the observatory and gondola just prior to it's disassembly and careful packaging into a sea-container which will bring it to the Swedish Space Corporation's Esrange Space Center facility in Northern Sweden:

Hi-Wind team image
Deployment team happy after Hi-Wind pronounced "fit-to-fly."

Next steps: The team will deploy to Sweden on April 28 to repeat this assembly and integration process prior to an anticipated launch date on May 17. Stay tuned for more HiWIND news!