Launched on Wednesday 1st August 2007 at 07:30 from its launch pad at Lancaster Way Launch Control (gratefully sponsored by N&C Glass), the shuttle made a relatively short journey in to the wild lands of Suffolk to appear at an event being run by Suffolk Young Carers.
The mission was led by the new Shuttle Commander, Peter Buchan, AFL SED's latest appointment, who has joined the team on a part-time basis. Peter was ably assisted by David Poulter, AFL SED's recently appointed new full time Circuit Rider.
The official report on the mission is still pending but the initial feedback is all positive. The was a lot of interest shown in the shuttle whilst it was on site so it is likely this will not be the only mission to Suffolk. In fact Mission Control, based at ::e-space south in Ely, received a phone call from some one who passed the shuttle on its journey down to Suffolk, asking how they go about booking it!
Congratulations to all involved.
Below is a picture of the landing site with the shuttle having made a successful landing.
For Details on how to hire the Shuttle or the Satellite Broadband Equipment contact
Shuttle Mission Control
on 01353 644027