LAUNCHING OF MEASAT 3A

 

While the world is struggling with the highly dangerous swine flu H1N1, I was in Russia and Baikonur, Kazakhstan for 6 days to witness the launching of our fourth communication satellite, MEASAT 3A.

Those are some historic moment and places I visited.

 

M3A
M3A

 

Before blast off...
Before blast off...

 

Mon and me in action
Mon and me in action

 

 

 

Earlier, we went to visit our M3A at the launching pad… 

 

 

ASTRO Team at the launch pad in Baikonur Cosmodrome
ASTRO Team at the launch pad in Baikonur Cosmodrome

We visited some other places as well in Baikonur.  

 

Launching pad for Vostok in 1961 for First Man on Space Yuri Gagarin
Launching pad for Vostok in 1961 for First Man on Space Yuri Gagarin

In this completely deserted (no wonder got  a lot of camels) windy area, we’re staying at Sputnik Hotel…

Arrived at Sputnik Hotel
Arrived at Sputnik Hotel

Back in Moscow..We visit Red Square, Starcity Space center.

 

Starcity
Starcity

 

Astro Guerilla Movement
Astro Guerilla Movement

 

During briefing at Starcity....centre, COO MEASAT, Paul Brown Kenyon
During briefing at Starcity....centre, COO MEASAT, Paul Brown Kenyon

 

Kremlin
Kremlin

 

With Mon and Christina from The Star
With Mon and Christina from The Star

 

Astro Team in Red Square, Centre: Salina
Astro Team in Red Square, Centre: Salina

 

 

Red Square

 

Red Square

 

Restaurant at Red Square...Pectopah, actually Russian spelling of restaurant
Restaurant at Red Square...Pectopah, actually Russian spelling of restaurant

folkdance

 

 

Inside the restaurant, makan time ..with salina Berita Harian and Puru

 

Inside the restaurant, makan time ..with salina Berita Harian and Puru

 Russian hat

Press Team during Welcome Dinner at Marriot Aurora
Press Team during Welcome Dinner at Marriot Aurora

Last but not least, Thanks to Adrian, Puru and Mon, Pleasure working with you guys! Best of the best , creme de’ la creme production…

b-Astro guerilla

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