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The SVOM satellite left the IAM CAS clean rooms in Shanghai and arrived at the Xichang launch site in Sichuan province on 10 May. It was transported in two separate parts: the platform on one side and the payload module on the other. Launch preparation operations began with the reassembly of the two parts, followed by tests to ensure that the instruments were working properly. The ECLAIRs and MXT instruments were inspected one last time before being configured for flight. The satellite will soon be integrated into the rocket, and several rehearsals of the launch sequence will take place before launch day.

Lift-off is scheduled for 22 June 2024 at 7am UTC (9am in Paris, 3pm in Xichang).

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