JAXA Tsukuba Space Center Checkout Room

There is tension in the checkout room. Test are being carried out on the satellite in the ‘clean room’ inside. Commands are sent and received as the status of the satellite is continually monitored.

Even though the waiting room is a place to rest, the tests are on everyone’s mind. All eyes are on the Quick Look (QL) monitors, and test results are discussed over coffee through the break. Every day strenuous efforts are being made to make sure that great observations can be made with the satellite.

The entrance to the checkout room

The entrance to the checkout room

The door to the waiting room

The door to the waiting room

The inside of the waiting room (as seen by a member from Nagoya). Sweets are on hand!

The inside of the waiting room (as seen by a member from Nagoya).
Sweets are on hand!

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