Science Daily — After 5 years of design and development work and preparation of the flight model, the second Young Engineers Satellite (YES2) experiment has passed its Final Acceptance Review and been given the green light by ESA for launch in September.
Following four and a half months of assembly, integration and testing at ESTEC, the groundbreaking student experiment was shipped to TsSKB-Progress in Samara, Russia, on 7 May. After a month in storage, a series of final adjustments began on 12 June. Two days later, the experiment was installed for the first time on the exterior of the Foton-M3 spacecraft on which it will piggyback a ride into orbit.
That must be pretty cool. I'll cross my fingers for them.