A Dnepr rocket was used for it, made by the company ” International Space Company Kosmotras”. TCP Systems and Engineering provided support besides remaining of active guard in all the phases of the launching. The Cryosat-2 satellite it was the past sent 8 of April of 2010 to the 15:57 (Spanish hour) from the Space-port of Baikonur (Kazakhstan). A Dnepr rocket was used for it, made by the company ” International Space Company Kosmotras”. source.
The first station that obtained a signal of the satellite was the located one in Malindi (Kenya), 17 minutes after the launching. This station belongs to the call network increased of earth stations of THAT. In her also they operate from 2005 two systems of TCPSI: FEC and CSMC. The station of Kiruna established contact with the satellite one hour and 26 minutes after first reception of the signal from Malindi. As usually he is habitual in the phases of LEOP, and given the criticality of our systems for the mission, TCPSI professionals were giving to remote support from our offices during the time interval between one hour before the launching and 5 hours after the same. In addition, they remained of active guard (” on-call”) until the noon of the following Sunday, preparations to react before any anomaly that could arise. Thanks to the high reliability of binomial FEC-CSMC, any incidence in these systems did not take place. Cryosat-2 replaces to the original satellite Cryosat that was lost in 2005 due to a failure during the launching.