31-03-2009 Guiana Space Center is Looking Forward to Receiving the Mobile Gauntry
Mobile service gauntry is one of the components for the Soyuz launch complex in Guiana Space Center, Kourou, French Guiana. The gauntry is being assembled in Roscosmos test center, NITs RKP. The gautry is 55m high; the weight of its metallic structures is 560 t.
On March 28, Alexander Chulkov, Chief of Roscosmos Directorate, held test readiness review with the technical management in NITs RKP, Peresvet. The meeting concluded about gauntry`s readiness for the workshop tests to start on April 3.
After these tests, the gauntry is to be disassembled, outfitted in line with the tropical operation requirements and shipped to CSG.